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Caring for Caregivers Conference

Saturday, Sept. 30
9 a.m.-1p.m.

This free seminar is designed for those who care for family members due to age and/or illness. You’ll be encouraged and prayed for, and you’ll hear from experts about issues that are important to you.


Gary Joseph LeBlanc

Gary Joseph LeBlanc
Dementia Communication Specialist, author, and the Education Director of the Dementia Spotlight Foundation. Gary’s writings, training and speaking events utilize his 6,000-plus days and nights of personal caregiving experience to help other Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers cope with the everyday challenges and emotional struggles of caring for the memory impaired.

Cindy Nelson

Cindy Nelson
Attorney and founder of Nelson Elder Care Law, the largest elder law firm in Georgia. Cindy is passionate about helping people easily navigate the legal complexities of life and aging. She helps assure that her clients’ hard-earned assets will be protected if they get sick, need costly care as they age, or when they die. Since 2014, Nelson Elder Care Law has helped more than 3,500 families protect their loved ones. 

Parking is available in the large lot off Cumming St.
Enter the building through the church’s main entry under the portico (#1 on the map).

Caring for Caregivers

Behind just about every senior suffering with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is a caregiver.
But who takes care of the caregivers?

Did you know that more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s right now?  By 2050, the number of people 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and dementia is projected to be around 12.7 million. What we know to be true is that behind every person who is dealing with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other related issues there is a caregiver doing their best to provide all the help, support and care they can for their loved one.

Alpharetta Methodist strives to help those impacted along with their families and friends. One way we do this is by providing Caring for Caregivers Conferences twice a year. We also have two Caregiver Support Groups that meet regularly to offer community and support. Our website offers resources as well.

If you, your family and or friends find yourself in a place of being a Caregiver or you are the one dealing Alzheimer’s or dementia we are here to offer support, encouragement and share some resources. Please contact Rev. Terri Henkel to learn more about these resources.

The Summit Counseling Center is a local mental health center providing a wide range of specialty services for individuals, couples and families. Therapists are fully licensed and offer professional counseling integrating body, mind, spirit and community. Visit their website for a list of services.

Alpharetta Methodist hosts the Summit’s Mental Health Collaborative on the last Thursday of each month. Learn more here.

Caring for Caregivers March 2023 Conference Presentations

Cathy Suleiman, Senior Care Provisions

Alice Hoag, Summit Counseling

Layla Marshall, Capstone Hospice

Swain Law Firm