Being an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Feat. Former Gov. Martin Schreiber

Being an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Feat. Former Gov. Martin Schreiber
When
Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM to Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 1:30 PM

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Governor Schreiber had been, until recently, a caregiver for his wife Elaine who lived with Alzheimer’s disease for 18 years. He will speak on what he feels is the most important campaign of his life: to talk about the challenges of being an Alzheimer’s caregiver. He will share what he has learned, which is included in his award-winning book, "My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver." It is an especially important time for the former governor to be with us, as our church is observing Mental Health Awareness Month all through May. "My Two Elaines" is a guide for Alzheimer’s families and caregivers as well as a love story that spans more than 60 years. He speaks about the need for caregivers to build support systems and self-care, which are among the things he failed to do early on.

Following Governor Schreiber’s presentation, there will be time for questions and answers, a devotional, followed by music and a light lunch. After lunch, Dr. Tyler Steward, a member of our congregation and a gerontologist at St. Luke’s Hospital, will be speaking to us on the medical, behavioral and palliative care aspects of dementia.

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: 15.00 ($10.00 for the book; $5.00 for lunch)
Wauwatosa Ave United Methodist Church
www.waumc.org
To register or for more info: please call the church office at 414-453-0700 or e-mail Pastor Deb Hasting at revdeb_hastings@outlook.com