What can Elaine bring to your organization’s event as a speaker?

A masterful storyteller, Elaine incorporates hope, humor, and heart into her keynotes, breakout sessions, and training events for family and professional caregivers. Captivate your attendees and help them cope with the emotional stress of caregiving.

Caregiver Speaker Elaine K Sanchez

“You touched their hearts and gave them inspirational messages while offering practical advice and strategies for improving their lives of those in their care. Here are a few of the comments from the attendees’ evaluation forms:

Great empathy, made me cry and laugh!… Great storyteller and useful tips… Loved it!… Wonderful speaker… Appreciated the personal stories… Amazing… She needs to come back. .. I laughed, I cried, I needed tissues… She was great combining content, humor and heart… My heart soared, my heart broke… Wanted to give her a hug… Excellent blend of humor, truths, laughter and knowledge… Enjoyable, validating, and motivating… This alone was worth coming to the conference”

Bev Ricker, Program CoordinatorChallenges in CaregivingDepartment of Social and Health Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration, Olympia, WA

“Elaine is a touching, compassionate, and dynamic presenter.  She has a unique way to touch the hearts of everyone in the room. Our members were “wowed” with her sessions. She received 100% positive feedback on the post-conference evaluations.”

Mary Ellen Keller, Conference Consultant, , Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association

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Keynotes by Caregiver Speaker Elaine K Sanchez

For Family & Professional Caregivers

Based on her own experience, Elaine knows that caregiving is entirely too difficult to take seriously all of the time, so she artfully weaves humor and real-life caregiving stories into her keynotes, workshops and training events. Her presentations are entertaining and rich in content. Attendees come away feeling validated, uplifted, and encouraged to implement new strategies for coping with caregiver anger, guilt, depression, and grief.

Finding Hope and Humor in Caregiving

Based on her unflinchingly honest and surprisingly funny book, “Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver,” Elaine’s keynote, “Finding Hope, Humor & Heart in Caregiving,” is part keynote, and part one-woman play that inspires and energizes both family and professional caregivers. Attendees laugh through their tears while learning practical strategies for coping with caregiver anger, guilt, depression, grief, and dementia-related challenging behaviors.

(Elaine customizes every presentation to meet the specific needs and issues of the attendees.)

Dad Did What? Dealing with Sexuality & Dementia

In this hilarious, heartwarming, and informative keynote, Elaine K Sanchez shares real-life stories and insights into dealing with dementia-related challenging behaviors with a special emphasis on surprising and inappropriate sexual behavior. Family and professional caregivers come away with a greater understanding of the reasons stroke survivors, people who take Dopamine to control the symptoms of Parkinson’s, and individuals living with cognitive disorders often display uninhibited and sometimes shocking sexual behavior. Attendees also learn strategies for minimizing a wide range of frustrating and disruptive behaviors and reducing stress for both the caregiver and the care receiver.

Click on the Video Vignette below to watch Elaine’s TEDX Talk, “Having the Sex Talk with Dad.”