Adapting to the changing needs of the person with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and dealing with unfamiliar behavior and practical matters takes a physical and emotional toll on caregivers.
If these pressures are not periodically relieved, you may experience exhaustion, illness and depression.
In this dementia care workshop, Vicki Kaufmann of CaregiverFamilies.com teaches strategies to help us through these difficult times, because Caregivers Need Care Too!
Vicki teaches us how to:
- Alleviate exhaustion, tension, and depression by relieving caregiving pressures
- Enhance your coping abilities with a variety of cognitive and action-oriented strategies
- Implement techniques for a healthier body, alert mind, and alive soul
Please watch the replay by clicking below:
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Download the audio file by right clicking directly on the play button below and selecting “Save audio as.”
Make sure you stop by and check out Vicki’s memoir, Elegy for Mom: A Memoir of Family Caregiving, Alzheimer’s, and Devotion.
While you’re there, you can also subscribe to her newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.
As discussed in class, here are the resources we mentioned:
- A Recipe for Caregiver Stress in a Nutshell– Vicki’s guest post right here on Together in This
- 14 Tips For Managing Caregiver Stress – free pdf from Vicki
- Dallas Symphony games:
- Brain aerobics – Games by AARP
- Laughter Online University – grab your free starter kit
- Free eCards – send yourself or another person a card today
- Guided Meditation -relaxation and self-improvement services
- Free, printable Mandalas for download – patterns for adult coloring
- Coloring Castle Coloring Pages – free and printable coloring pages
Questions or thoughts? Let me know by commenting below:
heather O'Neil says
Thank you Mike & Vicki Kaufmann for an excellent dementia care workshop! I just watched it on replay and really enjoyed it!! Lots of great tips, ideas and strategies to help us through our caregiving journey! Thank you so much 🙂
Mike Good says
You’re very welcome, and I’m happy you enjoyed it.
Vicki Kaufmann says
Thanks for the feedback. I’m so glad that it was helpful for you, Heather!
excellent, very interesting, great ideas.