Deborah is a gifted international speaker, consultant and best- selling author. She has inspired audiences across the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom.
She is dedicated to helping persons with dementia and their caregivers, family members and friends create more positive and enriching lives as they move through the travails of the dementia process.
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Sample of Speaking Engagements:
Forrest, D. “Dementia Consciousness and the Arts: A Global Perspective”,
Speaker, International Conference on Positive Aging, Los Angeles, CA, February 12, 2013.
Forrest, D. “Searching for the Spiritual Gifts of Dementia”,
Invited Speaker, Annual National Mensa Meeting, Birmingham, AL, July 5, 2007.
Forrest, D. “Spirituality and Healthcare”, Invited Speaker, TLC Annual Conference, London, England, October 12, 2005.
Forrest, D. Invited Speaker, Dean McGinty Memorial Conference on Alzheimer’s,
Oregon State Alzheimer’s Association Annual Meeting, May, 2001
Forrest, D. “Alzheimer’s, Dementia & the Human Spirit”:
Florida, California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, February – May, 2001.
Forrest, D. “Caregiver Compassion Fatigue”, Community Workshop sponsored by SBCC’s OMEGA Program, Santa Barbara Chapter of Alzheimer’s
Association, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Santa Barbara, CA, April 27, 2001.
Forrest, D. “Spiritual Dimensions of Caring for those with Dementia”, Community Workshop Sponsored by SBCC’s OMEGA Program, Santa Barbara Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Santa Barbara, CA, April 25, 2001.
Forrest, D. ” Dementia and The Human Spirit”, Community Seminar Sponsored by San Diego Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, Lifeline Healthcare Inc. & Brighton Gardens of Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA, February 15, 2001.
Forrest, D. “Compassion Fatigue in Nurses”, Presentation, VHA West Coast Seminar Heart to Heart: Building Caring Relationships, Costa Mesa, CA, February 14, 2001.
Forrest, D. “Spiritual Gifts of Alzheimer’s”, Presentation, Santa Barbara Chapter Of Alzheimer’s Association Seminar, Santa Barbara, CA, January 19, 2001.
Forrest, D. “Use of the Grief Experience Inventory (GEI) in the Assessment of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s Externalization Therapy Grief Groups”, Dr. Catherine Sanders’ Group Presentation on the GEI, Association of Death Education and Counseling Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, April 8, 2000.
Forrest, D. “Disease State Management: A Focus on Complimentary Medicine”.
Invited Speaker, 16th Annual VHA National Leadership Conference, Orlando, FL, April, 1999.
Forrest, D., Schmitt, F.A., Wekstein, D., Markesbery, W. “Speed and Memory Correlates Of Digit Symbol Recall Performance in Older Adults. Poster Presentation, National Academy of Neuropsychology, 16th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November, 1996.
Forrest, D. “Altered Mental States in Hospitalized Elderly Patients”.
Neurology Grand Rounds, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, August, 1996.
Forrest, D. “Diagnostic Differentiation Among Depression, Delirium and Dementia in The Elderly”,
Community Geriatric Resources Specialist Training, East TN State University, Johnson City, TN, March, 1996.
Forrest, D. “Redefining Grief Reactions”.
Presentation at 8th Annual Conference of Society of Indian Psychologists, Logan, UT, June, 1995.
Forrest, D. “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Shadow Side of Other Disorders”.
Annual Meeting of Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA, April, 1993.