On Tuesday, July 9, the Alzheimer’s Association will present a workshop titled Caregiver Stress: Take Care of Yourself at the Hayward Senior Center, 15856W E. 5th St., Hayward, from 1 to 3 p.m. The program, made possible in part by funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, will help caregivers understand Alzheimer’s disease, changes that may occur because of the disease and how these changes may affect the caregiving journey. The program will teach participants about stress, how to identify it and how to create an action plan to lessen caregiving stress by connecting with local supports.
Caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease often falls on family and friends. More than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high. One-third of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia report symptoms of depression.
For more information on upcoming programs, to volunteer or become involved in Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, log on to alz.org/gwwi or phone (800) 272-3900.