How Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Helps Alzheimer's Caregivers
In a recent online message form former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, she writes "Over 66 million American's provide care for adults and children who cannot care for themselves. Whether helping an aging parent, a seriously ill spouse or child or some other special person in need, those giving care ofter do so at a great personal sacrifice of time, energy and income. The emotional stress can be tremendous, too."
The people who care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias often need help themselves, but they don’t know where to look for guidance and support. One place is in Americus, Georgia on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University, where former First Lady Rosalynn Carter established her Institute for Caregiving. The latest issue of their publication, The Caregiver’s Advocate, can be downloaded, and is filled with news and information of special interest to caregivers. [More Details]