Scott Silknitter is the founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems. He his mission is to improve quality of life for caregivers and the ones they care for through activities and education.
Scott entered the caregiving arena while working on a simple project to help his father enjoy himself again during a 25 year battle with Parkinson's and dementia. In 2010 that personal project became a company focused on quality of life issues for seniors and their caregivers. Scott is passionate about spreading this important message and as a means to get the conversation started, he also developed the Start Some Joy Movement.
He has recruited national experts to help design family oriented, caregiver training programs and to co-author the Activities for the Family Caregiver book Series. The series was written to help caregivers engage and improve the quality of life for millions of people who suffer from dementia, Parkinson’s ALS, stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and other debilitating diseases or issues. The books are written with common sense advice and suggestions, but based on the principles and core focus areas for communication, engagement and care taught to long term care professionals.
Scott has spoken to audiences from the largest at-home care company to insurance professionals to civic groups to the multinational audience of TEDx viewers. He has written articles and pieces for Foxnews.com, A Place For Mom’s Alzheimer’s website, the National Parkinson’s Foundation, McKnight’s Long Term Care Magazine and other publications and media outlets
Dr. Gary Bradt is an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, C-Suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change. Dr. Bradt gained national attention in 2000 when Dr. Spencer Johnson, the renowned author of Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life chose him as the leading speaker on the message of that blockbuster bestselling book which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. “Cheese” gave thousands of people the chance to get acquainted with Gary’s extraordinary ability to cut through their frustration and fear and get to the heart of the matter; delivering powerful tools that help them adapt when going through change.
Dr. Bradt earned his BA in psychology from Duquesne, University in Pittsburgh PA. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University and Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, which in 2007 honored him with the “Excellence in Professional Psychology” award. Only the second graduate to be so recognized at the time, this award underscored Dr. Bradt’s contributions to the field of professional psychology through his achievements as an author, leadership consultant/coach and world-class speaker.
Gary has joined the fight to improve quality of life for caregivers by taking his global experiences of providing tools to work through change and applying them to this effort. He has worked for clients all over the globe including IBM, American Express, eBay, FedEx, Proctor & Gamble, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, VISA, NASA, GlaxoSmithKline, GlaxoSmithKline Canada, Alberta Provincial Government, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Citigroup, Marriott Corporation, Ernst & Young LLP, Shoppers Drug Mart, CVS, National Association of Personal Financial Planners, National Association of Governmental Purchasing Agents, US Chamber of Commerce, Snack Food Association, and the Council for Responsible Nutrition. He is now applying decades of knowledge and experience to help family caregivers around the world.
Improving Quality of Life, One Caregiver at a time since 2010.
Self help for Caregivers is here!
Put Your Mask on First is a ground breaking new book for caregivers to help them deal with the changes in their loved one and their own life by starting with taking care of yourself first. The book, written by life change and quality of life experts Dr. Gary Bradt and Scott Silknitter covers the need for caregivers to take care of themselves first with strategies in the following areas:
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