Caregiver Workshop

Caregiver Workshop

Michelle Murphy, Care Team Co-Chair

As we gaze with awe and reverence at the changing foliage through our sanctuary windows, many are unaware that an insidious stranger has invaded some of our homes changing our lives forever. The impact on familiar systems is profound and permanent. It brings anxiety, fear, helplessness, frustration, anger, and a reluctant acceptance of our new reality.

This stranger called memory loss, or impairment, comes in the guise of many different illnesses. It is stealthy, so we are not immediately aware of its presence. Over time, as we edge closer to an understanding that there is a diagnosis, we begin to walk the path to a better understanding of what we can do to help make life better for the affected individual and for ourselves as caregivers. There are many things to learn. It is a process that takes time because it is such a big subject that covers a large spectrum of diseases with various degrees of severity.

The Caregiver Workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, hosted by the Piedmont UU Church Care Team, will present “Tools and Strategies for Caregivers” on October 22nd at 12:30 p.m. at the University Gathering following the service.

RSVP for a box lunch from Jason’s Deli at a cost of $6 per lunch by clicking here or by calling Michelle Murphy at 704-766-0434 or emailing her at michelsea@carolina.rr.com.

Please indicate your preference as shown below.

Roasted turkey breast on multi-grain wheat.

Nitrite-free ham on white.

Chicken Salad with almonds and pineapple on a croissant.

Vegetarian – Spinach Veggie wrap.

Gluten sensitive – Roasted turkey with gluten-free snickerdoodle cookie.

All meals include lettuce, tomato, chips, a pickle, and a chocolate chip cookie.