Presentation Title

Dementia Care-The Real Story Told From the Nail Salon Chair

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Would you be willing to present virtually?

YES

Strand

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

Target Audience

Practitioners, Older Adults, Students

Both presenters are certified caregiver coaches through the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving and have worked with numerous caregivers who are caring for loved ones with dementia and who have identified as experiencing high levels of stress associated with their caregiver role.

Location

Session 1 Breakouts

Start Date

10-15-2020 12:45 PM

End Date

10-15-2020 1:45 PM

Abstract

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are more than 60 million family caregivers in the United States providing care for parents, relatives, spouses, and children. Currently, family caregivers receive little training on how to deliver care and don't get enough support and encouragement to maintain their own health. According to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, research shows that family caregivers are at increased risk for health, emotional, financial, and work-related problems.

Often times caregivers are reluctant to reach out for support and have a difficult time identifying with the real issues they face. They go through the motions day after day and turn only to trusted friends, family, and yes their beauty operator to try to explain the journey they are on, not finding any real solutions.

Join us as we a eves drop on a conversation with a typical caregiver at her local nail salon and find out the real struggles she faces as she cares for a loved one with dementia. Learn about how she views her role and the challenges she is not so likely to admit. Explore with the presenters strategies and solutions that can help her meet the challenges she faces not only with dealing with specific dementia behaviors but also with caring for herself. This interactive presentation will also give you information and resources currently available to caregivers caring for people with dementia.

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Oct 15th, 12:45 PM Oct 15th, 1:45 PM

Dementia Care-The Real Story Told From the Nail Salon Chair

Session 1 Breakouts

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are more than 60 million family caregivers in the United States providing care for parents, relatives, spouses, and children. Currently, family caregivers receive little training on how to deliver care and don't get enough support and encouragement to maintain their own health. According to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, research shows that family caregivers are at increased risk for health, emotional, financial, and work-related problems.

Often times caregivers are reluctant to reach out for support and have a difficult time identifying with the real issues they face. They go through the motions day after day and turn only to trusted friends, family, and yes their beauty operator to try to explain the journey they are on, not finding any real solutions.

Join us as we a eves drop on a conversation with a typical caregiver at her local nail salon and find out the real struggles she faces as she cares for a loved one with dementia. Learn about how she views her role and the challenges she is not so likely to admit. Explore with the presenters strategies and solutions that can help her meet the challenges she faces not only with dealing with specific dementia behaviors but also with caring for herself. This interactive presentation will also give you information and resources currently available to caregivers caring for people with dementia.