NCC18 Presenter: Barbara Ivey


NCC18 Presenter: Barbara Ivey

Join Barbara for the following session during our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Curiosity and Learning: Evidence you are Doing a Good Job Caregiving on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m.
How do you know when you've done a good job caregiving? Barbara Ivey shares a fresh perspective on this by introducing a game she created to award herself credit when she was curious or when she learned. Barbara will introduces some Lean Process Improvement tools that stimulate curiosity that leads to learning.
I'll shift Caregivers away from setting super-hero goals, and toward using curiosity and learning as evidence that they are doing a good job caregiving. I'll introduce an easy game that awards us credits every time we exercise our curiosity and learn – two skills we've practiced since the day we were born. ~ Barbara

Barbara Ivey is a Consultant and Author. During her mother’s fifteen-year journey with Alzheimer’s, Barbara made every mistake possible learning to care for her Caregiver Dad from two-hours away. Caregiver-to-the-Caregiver is a distinct role from Caregiver. Through trial and error, Barbara learned to stay in her lane, while consoling and loving a Caregiver under tremendous stress. Juggling a relationship with a sister and her professional clients made this an eventful season of life. Barbara relied on Lean Process Improvement tools to manage the chaos, and to give herself the sense of accomplishment she needed to keep going. A dynamic speaker and panelist, Barbara earned her corporate chops at Microsoft, and her voice in the Alzheimer’s conversation through her leadership in Rotary’s Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust. Barbara’s superpower is simplifying. In her writing, her publishing, and speaking, Barbara weaves complex information into memorable stories. Barbara is the author of award-winning Patterns in Time: One Family’s Journey (2017) and Patterns at Hand (2017). Her blog is

Meet Barbara in the video below which we recorded during our Virtual Caregiving Summit in May.

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We are so grateful to the following sponsors for making our conference possible:

~ AARP ~

~ Seniors BlueBook ~ Seniorlink ~ Henry Ford Health System CARE Program ~

~ Society of Certified Senior Advisors ~ Mindlight ~