APDA Chapter President Annemarie Schwarzkopf, Brentwood Home Health’s Joyce Edwards

Feb 16, 2012

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Originally from Pennsylvania, with a degree from Brown University, Annemarie Schwarzkopf, like so many of our guests, was attracted to the senior services field by a personal experience regarding care for her grandparents.  She is an Eldercare Advisor for A Place for Mom, and is the current Board President of the Georgia Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).

A Place for Mom is a referral service for seniors and their families that helps families identify the best senior living and care options for their needs and budget.  Annemarie is one of 18 local advisors for A Place for Mom, and has been with them for six years.

The American Parkinson Disease Association was founded in 1961 to facilitate patient and family support, medical research, and education.  An estimated 1.5 million Americans have Parkinson's disease.  To date, there is no cure.  The primary purposes of the Georgia Chapter are to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, educate the community, raise funds for research and for support of the Association and the local chapter.

On April 21st, the APDA will be holding its Skyline Gala at the Nelson Mullins Skydeck in Atlanta from 6pm to 10PM.  The event will consist of cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction.  The event will be emceed by Monica Kaufman Pearson, Channel 2 Action News anchorwoman.  This event is the Georgia APDA’s principal fund raising event for the year.  To find out more about the event, please visit the website:  Contact Annemarie directly at (404) 290-9596, or email her at


Joyce Edwards is a Nebraska native who moved to Texas about a decade ago. After graduating from the University of Nebraska - Omaha with a degree in social work, Joyce went to work to work for a nursing home where she worked closely with patients that had Alzheimer's and dementia. After transition into assisted living and eventually home health and hospice, Joyce became the Administrator at Brentwood Home Health and Palliative Care.

Brentwood's Palliative Care program provides care options to patients with a life threatening illness while they pursue treatment and work on recovering. For more information regarding Brentwood's program, email Joyce at


We want to thank Griswold Special Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Special Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Dallas and Atlanta for 20 years.