Caregiver Conference

This conference is designed with you, the caregiver, in mind.

Enhance your understanding of the role of caregiving and earn skills and expertise that will make your job easier and more beneficial for you and those you care for.

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Caregiver Conference

May 2, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

| $25
Conversations in Caregiving


Rosalynn Carter states there are only four kinds of people in this world:

  1. Those who have been caregivers
  2. Those who currently are care-givers
  3. Those who will be caregivers
  4. Those who will need caregivers

Caregiving touches most families in different ways – different health conditions; different situations; even different cultures.

TCOG’s Area Agency on Aging has partnered with local and state professionals specializing in care giving in an ongoing effort to bring you information and tools to be a healthier caregiver.

Keynote Speaker

Tam Cummings, MS, Gerontologist

Tam Cummings, MS, CPG

Tam Cummings, MS, CPG

A master’s graduate of Baylor University’s Institute of Gerontological Studies, Tam is dedicated and passionate about helping care partners learn the skills needed to provide care. She provides private consultation and education services to families, extensive education courses for nurses, social workers, andministrators and activity directors, and keynote addresses for caregiver stress, dementia and the aging process for national, state and regional conferences.

Lunch Provided

Enjoy a full day of enlightening seminars that cover a range of topics – whether you are a family member caring for a loved one or if you are a professional who cares for many over the course of a day.

Session Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration

    Family Caregiver Sessions

  • 9:00 – 9:50 am

    Lifestyle Choices and Your Health
    Andrew Crocker, M.S.
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

  • 10:00 – 10:50 am

    Family Dynamics in Caregiving
    Dana Hyatt, MSW

  • 11:00 – 11:50 am

    A Matter of Balance & Nutrition
    Cheryl Brandon
    Texas Health Presbyterian – WNJ
    Joyce White
    Family & Consumer Sciences Agent
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

  • Professional Caregiver Sessions

  • 9:00 – 9:50 am

    Untangling Alzheimer’s
    Ethics of Care
    Stages of Dementia
    Tam Cummings, MS, CPG

  • 10:00 – 10:50 am

    Changes in the Five Senses
    Tam Cummings, MS, CPG

  • 11:00 – 11:50 am

    Challenging Behavior
    Compassion Fatigue
    Tam Cummings, MS, CPG

  • 12:00 – 1:15 pm – Lunch Provided
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Tam Cummings, MS, CPG
    Actual Cases
    End of Life Issues

Conference Registration

Vendors Family Caregivers Professional Caregiviers
$100 $25 $50
Non-Profits $80 Day of Event $35 (On-Site) Day of Event $60 (On-Site)

Conference Registration

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

5 CEUs available for the professional caregiver by completing the forms provided and submitting for credit. CEU Sponsor: Tam Cummings, MS, CPG


Center for Workforce Learning - Grayson CollegeTexas A&M AgriLife ExtensionHome Hospice of Grayson CountyTexas Health Presbyterian Hospital - WNJ


May 2, 2014 8:30 am
May 2, 2014 5:00 pm


Venue Name:
Center for Workplace Learning
6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, TX 75020
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(903) 463-8765