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Kerri Speaks with Dr. Bonnie Olsen – Beyond the Dementia Diagnosis: Capacity and Competency to Make Decisions

Deciding whether someone is legally competent to make decisions regarding their estate plan is an issue many practitioners face with elderly clients. The assessed capacity required for legal competence increases with the seriousness of what is at stake. The usual explanation is that patient autonomy is being balanced against best interests. In many instances a family member may subject their loved one to abusive situations.  This session will present four concepts critical to understanding abuse: autonomy, vulnerability, capacity and undue influence.  Dr. Bonnie Olsen will be sharing this information with you.  Following Dr. Olsen, Kerri Kasem will share her real life story –

As an entertainer and the daughter of a renowned celebrity, Kerri Kasem has lived more of her life in the spotlight than most of us. Unfortunately, recent circumstances put her private and very personal family tragedy on the front pages of the news this year. Her legal battle regarding the visitation and medical care of her father, radio icon Casey Kasem, has brought awareness and attention to a cause that many of us may face one day in today’s world of blended families.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Santa Ana Country Club | 20382 Newport Boulevard | Santa Ana 92707
Speaker: Kerri Kasem & Bonnie Olsen, PhD
To register or for more information, click here.

 

SPEAKERS:

Bonnie Olsen, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University and her Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. She served as the medical psychologist for the UCIrvine/Orange County Elder Abuse Forensic Center for over 7 years where she evaluated alleged victims of financial, sexual or physical abuse. In addition, Dr. Olsen conducted cognitive and mental health assessments of frail elderly patients at the UCI Program in Geriatrics Health Assessment Program for Seniors’ for over 15 years. In the research domain, Dr. Olsen is the program director for an Administration on Aging grant to develop strategies for prevention of elder abuse in persons with dementia, is the principal investigator on a grant from the Archstone Foundation to develop educational materials for caregivers of dementia patients to prevent elder abuse and works with the team of professionals at the National Center of Elder Abuse currently located at USC. Dr. Olsen maintained a private practice in neuropsychological assessment, forensic assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, and psychotherapy for more than 10 years before becoming a full-time faculty member.

Kerri Kasem is a multimedia personality, producer, and writer who has anchored numerous music, talk and entertainment programs for both radio and television. Kerri is the daughter of the late radio host and icon Casey Kasem. Since 1997, Kerri has followed in her father’s footsteps, hosting many radio programs. Kasem was co-host of the internationally syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx for four years, but left the show to fight for her father, and to lobby for the “Visitation Bill” AB2034 in California – a vision which in less than six months has seen legislation in four other states. She founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling.

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Kerri Kasem Speaker at National Aging in Place Council – OC Chapter

Almost sold out! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (PST) Irvine, CA

As an entertainer and the daughter of a renowned celebrity, Kerri Kasem has lived more of her life in the spotlight than most of us. Unfortunately, recent circumstances put her private and very personal family tragedy on the front pages of the news this year. Her legal battle regarding the visitation and medical care of her father, radio icon Casey Kasem, has brought awareness and attention to a cause that many of us may face one day in today’s world of blended families.

She founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling. She is an inspiration and voice of many people going through challenging times.  Through Kerri’s voice, leadership and outreach she hopes to inspire and help others.

Come here Kerri Kasem speak along with the National Aging in Place Council – OC Chapter.

“My life is dedicated to getting a bill passed that will help end isolation for the elderly and sick.” -Kerri

Its Mission:
  • Reaching out to seniors.
  • Establishing local Aging in Place Councils among businesses, public agencies, non-profit organizations, the aging in place professional network, and the health care system. Homeowners benefit if professionals from the various disciplines are knowledgeable about one another, and better professional referral networks are established.Increasing the level of knowledge and skills of Aging in Place professionals from a wide variety of fields whose collaboration and involvement is essential to insuring greater public access to programs and support services that promote independent living.
  • Advocating for policies, regulations and business practices that promote Aging in Place.
  • Promoting National Aging in Place Week and other events through various media. During this week, members of the National Aging in Place Council® coordinate events in their communities to highlight local programs and services available to help increase independent living.
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Sold Out OC Business Luncheon Hears Kerri Kasem Speak

Kerri Kasem was the keynote speaker at RBN in Mission Viejo, California.

Topics shared with 150 attendees included:

  • How to correctly plan your estate
  • Avoiding the time and expense to get a conservatorship
  • Why you need a durable power of attorney
  • The benefits of a health care directive
  • The personal cost of improper planning
  • Heart-breaking lessons concerning life-and-death decisions

She spoke about her personal story and the ordeal of her father, Casey Kasem, and why she decided to go public in 2013 to help other families from going through similar pain or difficult ordeals.

If you are remarried (or married for the first time whether you are in a  good relationship or not) there are things you should do to protect your children.  “It’s so important.  I started the Kasem Cares Foundation to promote basic family rights legislation that is currently not in the law.  Existing law does not allow a judge to rule on visitation because the judge has no jurisdiction.”

Kerri will be in Sacramento the week of August 11th to continue pushing the Visitation Bill AB2034 through the California assembly.

Kerri spoke alongside speaker and estate planning attorney, Naz Barouti of the Barouti Law Corporation with offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange Counties.  Naz offers a free guide: “Understanding Living Trusts: How to Avoid Probate, Save Taxes & More” and spoke about her mission to help others get correct guidance when planning their will, trust and estate.

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Kerri Kasem and Julie Kasem Talking About The Right to Ask Where Your Parent is Buried

Access Hollywood talks with Kerri and Julie Kasem.  It’s been a month since radio legend Casey Kasem passed away (Father’s Day) at the age of 82, but the whereabouts of his body remains a mystery.  Here Kerri and Julie Kasem share more information on the family updates and The Kasem Cares Foundation:

“When the legislation bill passes — Visitation Bill AB 2034 that assemblyman Mike Grotto is authoring —  when that passes, in January 2015, we will have the right to ask for where my father is buried,” says Kasem.

That is part of the bill:

  • To know where your loved one is buried.
  • To know when your loved one is in the hospital.
  • To have visitation if your parent wanted it.

So if anyone is in a similar position, write me.  We can help you and get this bill passed in every single state so this does not happen to anyone else.

It is so important to me that people get the right help while they are alive, well and healthy, I am speaking on August 6, 2014 in Orange County. More information to attend this talk: click here.

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Kerri Kasem – distinguished judge at Teen Entrepreneur Academy at Concordia University

It’s never too early to teach teens business.

Students from China, Europe, and around the country attend this highly regarded program coordinated by the Concordia University Irvine School of Business. Entrepreneurial high school students learn from many of Southern California’s most accomplished business leaders about what it takes to become a successful business owner of the future.

Students learn essential business skills, such as:
■ Business Plans
■ Pitch Meetings
■ Financial Planning
■ Adult Business Life
■ Elevator Speeches
■ and more!

Parents and public are invited to watch students present their final business plans to a panel of local celebrity judges as they try to claim the top prize.

#Teen4Biz

Join Kerri Kasem and other celebrity judges, speakers, coaches, mentors, teens and parents at the 2014 Teen Entrepreneur Academy Business Plan Championship. Get your tickets click here — and be part of this exciting competition.  Friday July 18, 2014 – 5pm to 7:30 pm

Judges-Celebrities and CEOs-Finals Friday afternoon-5 pm:

  1. Arthur Carter, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
  2. Moctesuma Esparza, Emmy-award winning Producer and CEO, Maya Cinemas North America, Inc.
  3. Jeff Hoffman Founder, Priceline
  4. Kerri Kasem, Business Owner, TV/Radio Host, Founder, Kasem Cares Foundation
  5. Chalene Johnson, Founder, SMART Success Academy and New York Times bestselling author
  6. Phil Liberatore, CPA, The IRS Problem Solver
  7. Rosario Marin, 41st Treasurer of the United States, and former California Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency
  8. Noel Massie, President, UPS, Southern California and Chair, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  9. Frank Singer, Founding member, Tech Coast Angels