Caring for a dependent adult is much like riding a roller coaster.  At times you are at the top experiencing the rewards that come from caring for another person, and at other times you may feel like you are plunging down a long hill.  Caregivers may also feel as though they are alone in their journey, but they are far from it.  There are over 34 million people in the U.S. caring for someone over the age of 50.  "Discover Caregiving Relationships Webinar Series" is designed for these caregivers, to help address the many issues and challenges that they face in their current role.  Topics like changing relationships, effective communication techniques, difficult emotions and losses, caregiver self-care and eldercare services will be covered in this six-part series.

 

Caregivers Need Care Too! - Many times caregivers put their own needs last. This session will examine stress and burnout and how to recognize it and prevent it with strategies for self-care.

Losses and Mixed Emotions of Caregiving - There are many losses a caregiver can experience and difficult emotions such as frustration, guilt and fear. Learn how very common these emotions are for caregivers and how to accept and manage them.

Changing Relationships in Caregiving - This session addresses the changes that can develop among relationships with family members, successful long distance caregiving, and the need for family support.

Couple Relationships in Caregiving - The relationship of a couple has its own challenges in a caregiving situation. Learn about those special circumstances and techniques for maintaining that special bond and dynamic.

Speak Clearly, Listen Carefully - Effective communication is vital in our world, but is critical in a caregiving situation. Learn communication techniques that will help to express your feelings in a productive way that is advantageous for the caregiver, care receiver, family members, friends, health care and eldercare services team.

Eldercare Services and Professionals - How to Maneuver Through the Maze - Locating professional assistance with caregiving can be challenging. This session will assisit caregiviers in gaining useful information on eldercare service resources that are available.