Perhaps you have fallen into the role of a caregiver for a loved one who has dementia. At first, you thought you could handle it but now the load of care giving seems to be getting heavier and heavier. You are tired more often, sometimes irritable, lacking patience or getting frustrated. You’re not sure what the future holds or what to expect next.
"The water in your glass is getting emptier and emptier" as you try to balance your life between care giving for your loved one, attending to your own family’s needs and maintaining time just for you.
Come join us for an evening and a day in this Caregiver Retreat where you will learn about dementia, know what to expect as the disease progresses, how to communicate with someone who has dementia and how to care for yourself without feeling guilt. You will also have time for relaxation, a walk on the retreat grounds, prayer and rest. Come and refill your glass.
Facilitator: Patricia Gartner
Begins 7pm, Friday, March 15 to 6:30pm, Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Live In: $135 Commute: $90
Patricia Gartner is a Registered Social Worker who has 16 years of experience working with the elderly in long term care. She specializes in educating people about the diseases that cause dementia in order to help them understand dementia better and therefore be able to support their loved ones with minimal stress and frustration.
|Friday March 15, 2019|