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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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We have a promise from Senator Jackson that she will personally work on AB2034 “The Visitation Bill” with Assembly Member Mike Gatto

We have a promise from Senator Jackson that she will personally work on AB2034 “The Visitation Bill” with Assembly Member Mike Gatto!


That means the bill will still go in to effect the same time as if it passed today.


A lot of people are responsible for getting legislation this far and two are pictured below, Kelly Rooney and Christopher Prudhome! AND I thank all of you that wrote emails and called the Senator!

With love,
Kerri Kasem
As seen on Kerri’s Facebook earlier this week:
THANK YOU for all the phone calls!!! PLEASE use your Twitter to tell Senator Hanna Beth Jackson to:PLEASE @SenHannahBeth PASS AB2034 the “Visitation Bill” authored by @MikeGatto. Families are depending on it! Lives are depending on it!Or retweet my Tweet.
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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.