First as a long-distance caregiver and later caring for her mother in her home, Sue learned quickly that being an advocate was an important part of her role as caregiver. After spending more than 10 years caring for both parents, she later learned of the many resources, she was unaware of, that were available to her. Sue shares her story as caregiver and advocate. She will also share information on the many resources she now shares with families as a Community Educator. Join us for a conversation about caregiving, advocacy and resources.
Sue Fernandez is a former caregiver, advocate for the elderly, and currently a Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association. She is also a member of the Public Policy Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association and is involved with the Master Plan on Aging for the state of California. Since her time as a caregiver for both parents, Sue continues to share resources and tips to other caregivers.