NCC19 Presenter: Lisa B Capp

Rachel Hiles

NCC19 Presenter: Lisa B Capp

Rachel Hiles
Photo: Lisa B Capp, 2019 National Caregiving Conference PresenterLisa B Capp is a Writer, Activist and Dementia Caregiving Survivor after a career with a Fortune 100 tech company as a transformation and change consultant. She worked with leaders of business, government and non-profit organizations across five continents - all focused on change. They wanted to change their vision, their business strategy and their bottom line business results. Helping them was easy, it was much more difficult to help her mom on the journey of transformation they shared as dementia altered their lives.

She educates and empowers caregivers to unleash the power they possess to survive caregiving with grace - allowing refinement in thought, movement and action in the everyday act of caregiving. Lisa applies the concepts of change theory that worked so well in business and in her 18-year journey through dementia caregiving.

Lisa’s the first to admit she wasn’t graceful in her own caregiving journey but believes she can illuminate the dark tunnel most caregivers feel trapped in through her experience.

Join Lisa for her presentations at our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Session #1

Panel Discussion: Introduction to the Policy and Advocacy for Caregivers: Influencing Transformative Action!
Friday 9:30 a.m.
We will link Our Amazing Difference conference theme to Policy and Advocacy transformation opportunities by defining and understanding our individual caregiving pain points. Our experience and our expertise in caregiving is powerful knowledge to start a movement! Who knows better what needs to change than current and former family caregivers? This presentation segment is a primer and is intended to be built upon through the balance of the Policy and Advocacy Track.

Session #2

Panel Discussion: Meet me where I am: Help me understand what policies impact me
Friday 10:30 a.m.
We’ll introduce the Continuum of Care concept to differentiate stages and needs that span the caregiving journey. Using your input in the 2017 Annual Caregiving Survey, the 2018 Working and Caregiving Survey and the 2019 Policy and Advocacy Survey we will highlight the everyday care issues you identified and the mismatches that define possible opportunity for policy and advocacy transformation.

Session #3

Complicated Journeys thru Care
Friday 5 p.m.
The Urban Dictionary tells us a mother is the only woman who still says she loves you, no matter what.
Jim Valvano (basketball coach) once said: My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another, he believed in me. Sara Paretsky (fiction author) reflected: I’m lucky to have found the perfect partner to spend my life with. A recent Pinterest post declares: A child has a special way of adding joy to every day.

But, what if the relationship you share with your loved ones isn’t fairy tale perfect?

What if you become responsible for a person’s care, one who’s shared a complicated relationship with you? What if there are complications between you and another in your circle of care for someone else? What if you start with a strong relationship but the care journey changes how you think, what you feel, how you react and how you ultimately choose to cope?

Storytelling and sharing are powerful tools helping us to understand we’re not alone in our journey. During NCC19 we’ll focus “Our Amazing Difference” on healing power. For perspective we’ll discuss complicated care stories – the good, the bad and the ugly. And we’ll talk without judgment about how we tread water, overcome struggle and ultimately break through pain when caring for another in a complicated relationship.

We encourage participants to come into this session with a single image (using words or pictures) of a complicated care relationship they may currently have or have had. We’ll share tools and resources available to embrace our difference in dealing complicated relationships using a focus on self-health, spiritually and coping techniques centered on mindfulness.

Session #4

Fitting Together the Pieces from our Policy & Advocacy for Family Caregivers
Saturday 3 p.m.
We'll summarize the two day Policy & Advocacy track sharing tips, tricks and opportunities for all caregivers (both current and former) to get involved at any stage of advocacy and activism to improve the lives of all caregivers!

We are so very grateful for the support of the following sponsors of our National Caregiving Conference,
especially Embracing Carers™, this year's supporting sponsor:

~ NCC19 Agenda ~ Meet Our Presenters ~
NCC19 Virtual Registration ~ NCC19 In-Person Registration (Chicago) ~
~ Hotel Reservations ~ NCC19 Volunteer Registration ~ Sponsor or Exhibit ~
~ Testimonials ~ Virtual Caregiving Summit ~