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Caregiver Conference Provides Road Map for Families
Date:8/7/2014

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014

Many feel as though they’ve stepped off the beaten path without a road map to follow when they start providing assistance and care to loved ones, whether they live miles away or next door.

Everyone seems to be in different places on this caregiving path. Some are just starting out, having only recently realized that their husband is slowing down, both mentally and physically. Others are mid-way down the road, having already negotiated with siblings about how best to advocate for Mom. Many are looking ahead and wondering what to expect when the unexpected finally happens.

Solid Information Helps Families

No matter where people find themselves on this winding road filled with blind turns and hidden obstacles, Avenidas offers professional guides, answers to questions and emotional support at the 11th Annual Avenidas Caregiver Conference: “Finding Your Path.”

This info-packed event will be at the Mountain View Senior Center, located at 260 Escuela Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 and includes lunch.

Overcoming Stress of Caretaking

The day begins with a keynote presentation on “Care for the Caregiver” by Laura Kerr, PhD, mental health scholar and international lecturer. Drawing from research on the neurobiology of stress, Dr. Kerr will share ways to help people when they’re feeling overwhelmed and discuss how to reengage when caretaking has them feeling depleted or at a loss for meaning in their life.

Focused Topics Provide Direction

The conference features nine workshops in three key areas: Health Resources, Legal Planning and Caregiver Wellness, with a topic from each of these tracks offered throughout the day. Those interested in the
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