Connecting with Family Caregivers – Understanding the family experience

On-Demand Webinar

Join us for a unique webinar featuring author and family caregiver Lauren Simon sharing her surprising experience as an unexpected caregiver.

When her husband Stephen Simon (film producer of What Dreams May Come and Somewhere in Time) barely survived a heart attack during which his heart stopped four times, Lauren Simon quickly learned how little practical, do-this-now information was available to those who are unexpectedly thrust into the role of caregiver.

Lauren was shocked to discover how many conflicting emotions of love, compassion, frustration, confusion, and even anger caregivers experience but too often feel that they should not even think, let alone express.

Her recently published book "When You Feel Like Strangling The Patient (Love and Support for the Caregiver)" gives voice to the frustration, confusion, and anger that family caregivers feel but are often afraid to express.

Join Lauren Simon and CEO Sharon Brothers for a discussion about what family members who suddenly become caregivers go through, and how to best support them.


About the Presenters:

Lauren Simon graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and the Mastery Series of Advanced Hypnotherapy and NLP training. Her eclectic life journey has taken her from a successful career as a clothing designer to many years as a flight service operator for a major airline; and from becoming a licensed Reiki master and certified hypnotherapist to film actress. She is also a mother, wife, grandmother, animal lover, fitness activist, and a passionate cook. She lives in Oregon with her husband Stephen, her son Carter, a labrador named Lola and a cat named Sophie.


Sharon K. Brothers, MSW brings over 30 years’ experience in senior care services to her passion as the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education. Sharon has an advanced degree in social work and leadership experience in multi-state Assisted Living corporations. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator.