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Self-Care for Caregivers

Being a caregiver can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming. It’s not uncommon to feel lonely or frustrated with everyone around you, from the care recipient to the doctors. That’s why taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. Here are a fewContinue reading “Self-Care for Caregivers”

Registration Open for AARP Caregiving Conference

This annual event, sponsored by AARP Illinois and community partners provides vital information, resources, support services, and self-care workshops for Latino family caregivers. Register online at: https://events.aarp.org/…/30187f0f-3cdc-4943…/register

Join UChicago Medicine Virtual Grand Rounds: Memory Loss, Caregiving, & Navigating Resources During a Pandemic

The UChicago Medicine Virtual Community Grand Rounds with Dr. Doriane Miller is tomorrow evening at 6pm. (This is designed to follow our March 5th WVON 1690AM UCM Community Health Hour radio segment – livestream recorded here on the March 5 post). (See agenda attached and below for speaker lineup). Tomorrow, Thursday, March 17th, is the virtual Community GrandContinue reading “Join UChicago Medicine Virtual Grand Rounds: Memory Loss, Caregiving, & Navigating Resources During a Pandemic”

Taking Care of Yourself While Grieving

After losing a spouse or partner, you may find that taking care of details and keeping busy helps. But, there comes a time when you will have to face the change in your life. Take care of yourself. Grief can be hard on your health. Exercise regularly, eat healthy food, and get enough sleep. BadContinue reading “Taking Care of Yourself While Grieving”

10 Tips to Avoid “Caregiver Burnout”

The 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Report, released by the Alzheimer’s Association, refers to caregiving as “attending to another person’s health needs.” A caregiver can be a family member:  a wife, a husband, a daughter, a son, a close family friend, or a life partner. No matter the blood relationship, caregiving is a labor of love, whichContinue reading “10 Tips to Avoid “Caregiver Burnout””