Webinar Will Aid Alzheimer’s, Dementia Caregivers

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The Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia (LIAD) Center is celebrating Caregiver Appreciation Month by hosting an educational and interactive webinar series for caregivers sponsored by AARP.

National Caregiver Appreciation Month was initiated to celebrate and pay tribute to those individuals that provide caregiving support to family members and loved ones.

“Our aligned missions to improve quality of life of the older adult population makes this collaboration exceptionally exciting,” said Bernard Macias, AARP associate state director for Long Island. “This program demonstrates our shared appreciation for caregivers, who are in critical need of support and education now more than ever as in-person programming for people 50-plus continues to remain unavailable due to the pandemic.”

The three-part webinar series hosted by the Westbury-based LIAD, includes a yoga class, a self-care workshop and an educational training discussing techniques to help caring for a loved one easier and most beneficial. Workshops will be held on Zoom at 11 a.m. on the Wednesdays of Nov. 4, 11 and 18 and are provided at no charge.

“The LIAD Center’s mission is to care for both the diagnosed individual and their caregivers because living with a dementia diagnosis can be incredibly challenging for both,” said Caregiver Services Director Grace Johnson, LCSW. “One way we achieve that is by providing self-care workshops and educational trainings for caregivers because in order to give their best, caregivers need to be their best.”

To register for the webinars and learn more about the Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center’s programs and services, visit www.lidementia.org or call 516-767-6856.

About the LIAD

For over 30 years, the LIAD Center has been providing supportive community-based services to Long Island families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The LIAD Center offers hands-on and stage-specific programs and services to diagnosed individuals and caregivers. The 501 (c)(3) takes considerable pride in its pioneering role in cutting-edge services that foster the independence, dignity, well-being, and safety of individuals with dementia. Its state-of-the-art center is located at 1025 Old Country Rd. in Westbury. Until there is a cure, the LIAD Center is the best place for families to find support, guidance, and hope.

About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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