Virtual Caregiving Conference Session: Activity Ideas

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Virtual Caregiving Conference Session: Activity Ideas

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game-characters-1037484_640Our Virtual Caregiving Conference takes place on Sunday, April 3. Each day this week, I’ll tell you about one of our six conference sessions.

Gincy Heins follows our Emergency Preparedness presentation with her presentation, Activity Ideas, at 2:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. CT, 11:30 a.m. PT).

In her presentation, Gincy Heins, who cares for her husband and cared for her parents, will share:

  • ideas we can give family members and others so they will feel more comfortable visiting;

  • activities children and teens can do with a caree;

  • ideas they can use with a caree when looking for an activity.


About Gincy:
Gincy is a wife, mother, caregiver, teacher, author, content administrator and volunteer. She was her father's caregiver after her mother passed away and is a caregiver and advocate for her husband who was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment when he was 55.

Gincy teaches classes for seniors in senior centers and residential facilities. She volunteers for Alzheimer's Orange County, manning their table at health fairs and events. She has held writing classes for early stage Alzheimer's patients and their care partners for Alzheimer's Orange County.

For the past two years, Gincy has been Content Administrator for LitPick.com, handling their Facebook and twitter accounts. She works with authors, interviewing them about articles they write for LitPick.

Gincy co-authored the book "After the Diagnosis," has contributed to the "Caregifters" book series, was one of the authors of 365 Caregiving Tips: Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers, and recently helped her husband write the chapter, "Steve's Story: Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment" in the book, Psychosocial Studies of the Individual's Changing Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease (Dick-Muehlke, Li, and Orleans).

Gincy and her husband are the proud parents of one son. You can connect with Gincy on Facebook (G-j Heins), Twitter (@gjandfamily) and Instagram (picsbymom), and follow her new blog which will provide ideas on how to keep children, visitors, and carees interacting, www.bridgingthecaregivinggap.wordpress.com.

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