Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Prescription for Healthy Caregiving

Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Prescription for Healthy Caregiving

By Mindy Bannister M. Ed Alzheimers Association North Central Texas Chapter

 

 

 

Balancing the role of caregiver, spouse, parent, and professional can be quite challenging. Most caregivers understand they are stressed but don’t know what to do about it. To help individuals cope with the role of caregiving, the Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Texas is pleased to present a special education event, Prescription for Healthy Caregiving, featuring speaker Howard Gruetzner, M.Ed, LPC, Alzheimer’s Association Education and Family Care Specialist. {{more}} The seminar will be held in Abilene on Friday, August 13th, at First Central Presbyterian Church, 400 Orange Street from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will provide practical ways caregivers can cope andmaintain personal mental and physical health. There is no charge for the event, but donations will be gladly accepted to help the chapter continue providing quality education offerings throughout our region. Reservations are requested. Mr. Gruetzner has worked in the field of mental health with an emphasis in dementia and geriatric mental health for more than 25 years, and is the author of Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide and Sourcebook. He is actively involved in Alzheimer’s grief research, and currently counsels individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia, as well as their caregivers. For reservations or more information, contact Mindy Bannister at 325-672-2907 or 1-800-272-3900.