Dr. Kerry Burnight would be delighted to keynote your next conference and discuss the wonderful qualities that encompass our aging population. Below are examples of past keynotes—all topics can be customized with your audience specifically in mind.
Addressing the Global Epidemic of Social Isolation
People who experience human connection have lower rates not only of depression and anxiety, but also heart disease, stroke, cancer, and dementia. Here’s the problem: at any given time, 1 in 5 Americans report feeling lonely. Research shows that chronic loneliness is as hazardous to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day; is a leading risk factor of elder abuse and financial exploitation; and increases your risk of dying prematurely by 25%. So, what is the solution?
The New Longevity
Tech has enabled many of Dr. Kerry’s patients who suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia. Thoughtful technology solutions can help older adults connect and feel less lonely, but must be simple and secure, and address social isolation. GrandPad is the one product on the market that has engineered out all points of frustration for older adults and provides a complete solution to loneliness, including hardware, software, and service.
What Makes a Good, Long Life?
There is one factor that best predicts a good long life and that is human interaction. People who have close connections have lower rates not only of depression and anxiety, but also heart disease, stroke, cancer, and dementia.
Financial Exploitation of Older Adults
As the founder of the nation's first Elder Abuse Forensic Center, Dr. Kerry has seen first hand how perpetrators can steal thousands of dollars from older adults. Financial exploitation among older adults is a $37 billion industry and is growing every day. Join Dr. Kerry as she guides seniors, and their families, friends, and caregivers, on how-to avoid becoming the target of elder financial abuse.