The Longest Day

 

The Longest Day of the year is the summer solstice.  It is the day with the most amount of light.  It is a day that seems like it will not end.  Alzheimer’s caregivers can certainly relate to days that seem like they last forever and not because they are filled with light.  For most Alzheimer’s caregivers, days seem much longer than the normal 24 hours. Before the pandemic, an Alzheimer’s caregivers’s day could often feel like 36 hours.  During our recent COVID-19 pandemic, this 36 hours has expanded to feel like 56.  Can you imagine 56 hours of: 

  • The same questions or same stories over and over 

  • Having to help with basic tasks 

  • Having to provide 24/7 supervision for safety 

  • Often not even being able to be alone long enough to go to the bathroom or take a shower? 

In recognition of all that caregivers are and do for their loved ones, Alzheimer’s Services is celebrating The Longest Day with a week of virtual activities beginning on The Longest Day, June 20.

CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE LINK(S) BELOW TO REGISTER.

NOTE: Some events will be offered in person, as well as virtually. Seating for in person attendance is limited. In person registration will cut off at the number of attendees specified. Registration for virtual attendance will be open until the event. Be sure to select the correct registration for the way you would like to attend.

Please contact Ellen at programs@alzbr.org or 2255-334-7494 for further assistance.

 

  • June 21:  How to Hop to It: The ABCs of ADLs – Mary Anne Olivier, RN

Join us as we break down the basics of everyday care! Find out how to help your loved one with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, eating, transferring from a chair and more.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND IN-PERSON

In person attendance is limited to 20 attendees and will be on a first come, first served basis. In person registration will cut off when registrations reach the 20 seat limit.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY

 

  • June 22:  Taking Care of YOU! – Jean Gatz

When you’re so involved in taking care of others, you often put yourself at the bottom of your priority list. Maybe you’re feeling frustrated, anxious, angry, sad, stressed out or burned out. Jean shares a wealth of ideas to help you find balance, communicate clearly to get the help you need, reduce your stress, keep your sense of humor and discover simple ways to add joy to your everyday life. This is one program you can’t afford to miss!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND IN-PERSON

In person attendance is limited to 20 attendees and will be on a first come, first served basis. In person registration will cut off when registrations reach the 20 seat limit.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY

 

  • June 23:  Yoga and Guided Meditation – Alexis Sevario

Stress is a common hurdle that most caregivers face. This presentation will explore the importance of reducing stress and how yoga/guided meditation can help.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND IN-PERSON

In person attendance is limited to 20 attendees and will be on a first come, first served basis. In person registration will cut off when registrations reach the 20 seat limit.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY

 

  • June 24:  How Setting Boundaries Can Impact Caregiver Confidence – the Dementia Guru: Ashley Stevens, MSW, LCSWA

Do you ever feel like you are running a race, but you just can’t quite see the finish line? As a caregiver, it is normal to feel like you are running on empty sometimes. There are many demands you have as a caregiver, and it can be truly exhausting. This is why setting caregiver boundaries is critical. Setting caregiver boundaries can help you to recognize what is important in your life, what areas you need support in, and how to protect yourself and your loved one. During this informative presentation, we will discuss the value in “How Setting Boundaries Can Impact Caregiver Confidence.”

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – VIRTUAL ONLY

 

  • June 25:  Carnival TLC (Tender Loving Care)

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