I will be the presenter for a free teleconference on Care Connection, at 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept 6, 2007 (note date change if you have seen the press release). My topic will cover the caregiving journey and how caregivers must care for themselves while they care for their loved ones.
How to do this? Tips will be offered, though I am the first to say that all the great tips in the world will not change the fact that caregiving is hard work. It is also, generally, rewarding work. Few of the people who I’ve interviewed, or who have contacted me, have regretted the time spent as a caregiver. Many, however, wished they had known more about resources, and known how comforting it can be to talk with other caregivers.
Caregivers sometimes need “permission” to care for themselves by taking a break that may make the care receiver unhappy. They also need to vent to people who understand that they aren’t being negative about the person they are caring for, but are just tired and stressed and sometimes angry at the circumstances they and their loved one are in.
Care Connection is a strategic Alliance between Ask Dr Jamie, professional Coaching and Psychological Services and The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA).
Please join us by calling in on Thursday, September 6 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. The talk is in lecture format, but will have about 15 minutes, at the end, for questions. Dial toll-free 1-877-232-2992 and then enter Code #271004 and the # sign.
I hope to “see” you there!