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Virtual Caregiver Resource Series

Meridian Senior Living has launched a Virtual Caregiver Resource Series dedicated to providing invaluable, relevant information to family members and seniors as they navigate the journey of life. The series consists of quarterly virtual presentations with wide-ranging topics delivered by authors and subject experts. These sessions cover topics including role reversal, surviving as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, brain health, and embracing change. 

The first presentation in the series, held in January 2021, focused on role reversal. Serving the needs of family caregivers who are overwhelmed with daily challenges in providing care to their aging parents, award-winning author Iris Waichler presented coping strategies in the first session of the series. Many of the strategies presented are featured in Ms. Waichler’s comprehensive guide Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents. During the presentation, over eighty-five participants gained information about topics such as estate planning, emotional support, building a support network, and finding the most suitable level of care for your loved one. 

Caregivers can register now for the upcoming presentations.

My Two Elaines: May 18th at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver. Author and former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber will present sage advice to those taking on the caregiver’s role based on his personal experience taking care of his wife with Alzheimer’s as outlined in his book My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver. Mr. Schreiber will share how having patience, flexibility, and a sense of fun can help those who have been unpredictably flung into the role of caregiver. Advocating for Alzheimer’s caregivers, Schreiber has traveled to twenty-three states to provide support to families and healthcare providers in understanding the importance of counseling and other resources to de-stigmatize the disease, reduce stress, and alleviate guilt. 

Brain Health: Making a Difference Right Now: July 20th at 6:30 p.m.ET
Dr. Paul Nussbaum will present: Brain Health: Making a Difference Right Now. Dr. Nussbaum is board-certified in Clinical Psychology and Geropsychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology. With 30 years’ experience caring for persons with dementia, Dr Nussbaum is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. and has presented his views on Brain Health to the United Nations, National Press Club, Mensa, Sirius Radio, and CSPAN. 

We look forward to having you join us for these two fantastic opportunities.

Kindly RSVP by calling us at (618) 248-3343 and we will email you the virtual conference information. 

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