November 1, 2010

The Spectrum Of Caregiving

Guests: Marilyn Lawler, Director of Community Education, Independent Living, Inc.
Pat Wilson, Family Support Specialist, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
Margo Belz, Caregiver Support Coordinator, HospiceCare, Inc.

Caregiving is a family issue, a health issue, and a growing challenge in our aging society. Most caregiving falls upon family members who take on the unpaid responsibility of caring for a loved one with little or no training and often juggling a job and a family at the same time. This is a sampler of the annual Caregiver Forum, Empowered Caregiving, which will be held on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010, from 8:30-1:30pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Segoe Rd., Madison. On this radio program, you will hear what it means to be a caregiver, understand the new path your life is taking, what the unique demands are when dementia is involved, and how to confront end of life issues.

TO REGISTER FOR THE NOVEMBER 10TH CAREGIVER FORUM: Contact Claire Culbertson at 608-261-5679 or
Cost: $10 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch

For more information on caregiving, contact:

Independent Living, Inc. - - 608-274-7900
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin - - 608-232-3400, 1-888-308-6251
HospiceCare, Inc. - - 608-276-4660