Rush-Copley Presents Family Caregiver Seminar
(Aurora, IL) Rush-Copley will present a Family Caregiver Seminar for Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders on Saturday, November 16, from 8:45 a.m. to Noon at Rush-Copley Heart Institute, 2088 Ogden Avenue, on the Rush-Copley Medical Center campus in Aurora.
This free half-day seminar is for spouses, relatives, or friends who care for or live with someone who has Parkinson’s disease or another movement disorder.
The seminar will include:
Keynote: Giving and Taking Care: Creating Bonds, Boundaries and Balance
Diane Breslow, MSW, LCSW, Northwestern Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center
This keynote presentation will provide an overview of issues specific to family caregivers. A more in depth discussion will cover ways to create a support network and take care of one’s self. In addition, you will learn how to find an appreciation for your role as a caregiver, and what to do to live beyond that role.
Zzzz, I Told You I Was Tired
Jennifer Kurka, DO, Rush-Copley Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Find out how much sleep you should get and why it is so important for health and general well-being. Learn some practical tips for getting a good night’s sleep and coping when your bed partner’s sleep problems affect your own sleep. Also, do tired, sleepy and fatigue mean the same thing and does it matter when talking to your doctor?
Safe & Effective Caregiving for Movement Disorders
Carl Gergits, OTR/L, Rush-Copley Physical Rehabilitation Center
Rush-Copley occupational therapists will discuss how the use and proper set-up of adaptive equipment as well as the creation of a safe home environment can facilitate independence and self-care for your partner. You will also find out how to prevent caregiver injury by using proper body mechanics, adaptive equipment, and avoiding burnout.
Register online or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).