GOLDEN VALLEY, MINN. – As the 76 million Baby Boomers enter their senior years, their care becomes a major concern for our nation—as do the needs of the family members and other individuals who care for them. Given this reality, the public is invited to “From Crisis to Comfort for Caregivers” presented by Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks. Free of charge, the event will be held on Monday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, Minn.
La Bey will address:
· The effects of illness on everyone involved, and “normaIcy” when dealing with illness.
· Practical tips and tools to shift care from crisis to comfort.
· How and why caring roles are changing.
· The importance of appreciating and supporting caregiving.
· Efforts such as the Purple Angel Project that aim to create a more “dementia-friendly” world.
La Bey was inspired to launch Alzheimer’s Speaks through her own experience with her mother who lived with dementia for 30 years. Since 2009, Alzheimer’s Speaks has worked to shift the dementia care culture worldwide from crisis to comfort by addressing how dementia care is perceived, received and delivered. The organization’s goal is to improve delivery systems and the quality of life for those living with dementia and their care partners, including families, professionals and the public at large.
Alzheimer’s Speaks believes in providing individuals, businesses and communities with tools, products, concepts and services to assist them in developing and improving their own dementia care culture and to support independent and purpose-filled lives for as long as possible, no matter what stage of the disease they are in. Learn more at alzheimersspeaks.com.
The mission of Calvary Lutheran Church is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Established in 1946, Calvary offers six weekly worship services and a wide variety of activities for children, youth and adults. For more information, call 763-545-5659 or visit calvary.org.