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But what about the caregiver?

Posted Sep 01 2011 12:00am



By Jack Halpern, CEO, My Elder Advocate

It’s clearly traumatic to elders physically, emotionally, and psychologically when they require a hospital or nursing home.

But it’s equally traumatic to another person, too. That’s the caregiver –– usually a family member –– who has no choice but to step in and support that elder family member.


Without warning a sudden illness of an elderly parent or family member can thrust anyone into becoming a primary caregiver. A gradual decline in an elderly parent’s physical or mental ability to care for himself or herself can also force them into this same unfamiliar role and unwanted responsibility.

The problem is that most people with parents in their 60s, 70s, 80s or beyond have no training in how to be a caregiver. They’re just not prepared. And they certainly don’t know how to survive the never-ending demands and stresses brought about from caregiving for an elder parent or family member.

In a special free talk on Wednesday, September 21 , I’ll speak directly to caregivers and eventual caregivers. My talk is titled “How to survive the never-ending demands of caregiving for an elder parent… without losing your mind, your family, or your self.”

I’ll explain precisely what you need to know in order to maintain your sanity as a caregiver for an aging parent, keep your family happy and intact, deal with the stresses and pressures of work, and still have a life of your own.

 People are living longer than at any time in the history of the world. The odds that one-day you will need to come to grips with fulfilling the duties of caregiving are also greater than at any time in history.

I promise you that my talk will give you the information you need to survive the demands of caregiving for an elder parent… and tell you why you want to start thinking about this challenging transition and newfound responsibility today.

The date and time of my talk are:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

333 Park Avenue, South, Suite 5B

New York, New York

Reservations are required due to building security. no walk-ins permitted. Doors open at 8:30. I’ll allot plenty of time for questions and answers following my talk.







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