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Hope is on the Horizon: Challenges, Strategies, and Wisdom for Caregivers (In-Person or Online)

How does caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia affect the person providing the care? A part of CCA's series, Hope in the Hard Conversations about Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Hope is on the Horizon: Challenges, Strategies, and Wisdom for Caregivers (In-Person or Online)
Hope is on the Horizon: Challenges, Strategies, and Wisdom for Caregivers (In-Person or Online)

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Oct 25, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hybrid (in person or online)

About the Event

Hope is on the Horizon: Challenges, Strategies, and Wisdom for Caregivers

Join Eddie Orum – a Community Educator for the Alzheimer's Association's Houston, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter – and the Community for Conscious Aging as we wrap up our fall series on Alzheimer's and dementia. In this panel discussion, we will not only explore the impacts of caregiving on the affected individual, but also on the caregivers themselves. How does early detection of dementia influence caregiving? What can a caregiver realistically expect when tending to an individual affected by dementia, and where can they turn to for support? Through personal stories and professional wisdom, we'll explore how to navigate and cope with the conflicts, anxieties, and agitations that can arise for caregivers, and how we can find joy in life, even in tough situations.

Part of  Hope in the Hard Conversations about Alzheimer's and Dementia A Series brought to you by The Jung Center's Community for Conscious Aging

Jung wrote that “as far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”  But what can we do, what consciousness can we bring to light, when the brain and nervous system are directly affected by the symptoms of cognitive illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia?  Join us throughout October as we discover that, even in the darkest of situations, there is still hope for self-discovery, meaning-making, and finding sources of joy – for everyone involved.

Eddie Orum has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Downtown, in the Department of Urban Education. A retired High School principal, he has worked to support homeless youth across the state of Texas, served as a school diversity trainer for the Austin Independent School District and a school board trainer for the Texas Association of School Boards, and is currently a community activist for the Houston 5th Ward and Denver Harbor communities.  Eddie is a social justice activist and a proponent of the concept of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  He volunteers with several non-profit organizations to support parents, schools, and communities in the Houston area.  Eddie is a caregiver for both his aunt and his mother, and is currently a member of the Texas AARP Executive Council and a Community Education and Board Member with the Houston and Southeast Texas Alzheimer’s Association.

This livestreaming program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!

This class will be recorded. Recordings will be made available on the CCA website within two weeks after the program.

All times are CT. Please contact onlinelearning@junghouston.org with any questions.

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