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Conference offers help for caregivers

Keeping the Spirit Alive - The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia, offers the opportunity to learn more about practicing self-care in a difficult time, support services and programs like caregiver coaching.

ST LOUIS PARK, Minn. — Being a caregiver for a family member or friend who is ill can be emotionally charged and sometimes frustrating. 

It’s important to remember that you cannot control the disease process, but can control many aspects of how it affects you and your loved one.

There is help available for people in a position of caregiving. One of the most important things for a caregiver to do is to educate themselves about the disease their loved one has and second to create a support system for themselves. 

Keeping the Spirit Alive - The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia, offers the opportunity to learn more about practicing self-care in a difficult time, support services and programs like caregiver coaching.

The conference is April 7 from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue and is free and open to the public. More information is available here.