UC Irvine in Irvine, CA has a quarterly publication for UCI Mind (Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders) titled Mind Matters. Headlining their Summer 2017 edition is Maria Shriver in and article: "A December to Remember Gala Honoree, Maria Shriver". "Ms. Shriver, founder of the Women's Alzheimer's Movement, is a singular voice with 14 years of boots-on-the-ground activism, journalism, and advocacy about Alzheimer's disease and the future of the world's brains (womensalzheimersmovement.org). For the last two years, the Women's Alzheimer's Movement has hosted community events in Irvine that featured UCI Mind faculty. She'll be honored for her incredible advocacy work here in Orange County and nationwide. Ms. Shriver will attend the annual UCI Mind fundraiser on Dec. 2, 2017, at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. For ticket sales, please visit: gala.mind.uci.edu"
I'd like to share some great resources that that I found to help caregivers. You may learn more by visiting the Caring Bridge website page for caregivers:
You will find a list of wonderful resources under their page heading:" Caregiving and palliative care resources available to you:". These include: AARP: Caregiving Resource Center, Caring Connections, Family Caregiver Alliance, and The National Alliance for Caregiving.
A quote from Caring for the Caregiver: "Caregivers may feel a sense of loneliness when caring for a loved one with a serious illness. Read our tips for caring for the caregivers in your life."
Know that when you feel overwhelmed and isolated, there is help . . .
I cared for Mom for seven years and learned so much from my experiences with her and Alzheimer's.