Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: Part 1 - The Role of a Caregiver

Presented on: Thursday, December 10th at 1:00 PM EST

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Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. This session will cover what it means to be a caregiver to someone with dementia, how to prepare for this role, what to expect along the way, and tips for self-care and coping during this difficult journey. This session is intended for anyone who is beginning or continuing as a caregiver.

Featuring: Carol Jacobs (M.A. '18)
Gerontology Institute Instructor and Founder of CareGivers Care

Hosted in partnership with the Gerontology Institute

About Carol’s Journey:
I became a caregiver for my mother in 2011. My mother suffered from Alzheimer’s and was later diagnosed with Leukemia. My journey at times was earth shattering and filled with anxiety and stress. At the same time, this experience provided a beacon of light that pushed me forward.

After the loss of my mother, I returned to school to gain knowledge and a greater understanding of a caregiver’s issues and needs. I graduated with a master’s degree in Gerontology from Georgia State University at the age of 67.

Today, the driving force of my work is to offer much needed support and education to families as they navigate the journey of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementias. My goal is to focus on the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the caregiver.