The Irreplaceable Family Caregiver Community Event to be Nov. 12 in Little Rock

By Ben Boulden

The event will be 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive. Parking for the event will be at Deck 3 on the corner of Capitol and Cedar streets. The event is free for the community who register at or call (501) 526-6500.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with registration and vendor booths. At 9 a.m., attendees can join the “Be a Fearless Caregiver” panel discussion with author and blogger, Gary Barg of Today’s Caregiver magazine. Panel members also include: Denise Compton, Ph.D., a geriatric neuropsychologist; Mary Nelson, an elder law attorney; Debbie Brady, a licensed social worker and Nancy Foster, outreach manager for CapTel Captioning Phonesfrom. Following the panel discussion there will be an educational breakout session on the topics of self-care and the care of the caregiver.

“I’m looking forward to a terrific day of education, support and sharing with Arkansas caregivers on Nov. 12,” said Barg, author of the books “The Fearless Caregiver” and the “Caregiving Ties That Bind.”

Established in 1995, Caregiver Media Group has become the recognized media authority on caregiving through Today’s Caregiver magazine,, the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, the award winning book — “The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One and Still Have a Life of Your Own,” as well as Caregiver Media Group’s award-winning content and custom publications.
Today’s Caregiver magazine contains cover interviews with celebrity caregivers, articles on caregiving issues and vital resources for all caregivers. Cover interviews have included Senator Elizabeth Dole, Senator Robert Dole, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Winkler, Dixie Carter, Clay Walker, Valerie Harper, Robert Wagner, Hugh Downs, and many others. The digital version of the magazine is available free of charge at

More than 65,000 family and professional caregivers in 24 states have attended a training classes developed by Today’s Caregiver magazine and

The UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging serves the needs of an aging generation with the highest standards of research and care. It was established through a 1997 gift of $28.8 million from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and expanded through a 2009 foundation gift of $33.4 million. Within the institute is the Arkansas Aging Initiative (AAI), created from part of Arkansas’ share of the Master Tobacco Settlement to improve the health of older Arkansans through interdisciplinary clinical care and innovative education programs, and to influence state and national health policy. The AAI created seven Centers on Aging throughout the state to provide senior adults access to quality care within a 60-mile drive from their homes. These centers offer the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program so older adults might have more opportunities to remain at home.