Friday, March 09, 2012
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'Remembering to Care for Yourself' program today

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[March 09, 2012]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Meeting the needs of a family member or friend who has memory loss or Alzheimer's is a big undertaking. Vonderlieth Foundation is partnering with Harbor Light Hospice and the new Mount Pulaski Alzheimer's Support Group for an event aimed at providing support and resources for those who are providing care for someone with memory loss.

 The "Remembering to Care for Yourself" program will be at Vonderlieth Living Center today (Thursday) at 2 p.m.

Featured topics of discussion will be:

  • Caregiver burnout; guilt tips and techniques

  • Safety in the home

  • Advance medical directives

  • Respite, long-term care and hospice options

Speakers are LaRea Birt, R.N., B.S.N., and Michelle Matteson, B.S. in psychology.

There will be food and door prizes, plus a chance to get acquainted with the new Mount Pulaski Alzheimer's Support Group.

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