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This is Your Brain on Caregiving: The Urgency of Self-care

Flyer for Your Brain on Caregiving March 7, 2024This is Your Brain on Caregiving: The Urgency of Self-care
With clinical trainer Dasha Kiper

Thursday, March 7, 2024
5:30 – 6:30 pm with reception following
AKARAMA Foundation Community Service Center
6220 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

FREE, Registration Required.
Hybrid in-person and online via Zoom.
1.5 CEU credit hours are available for social workers, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals (in-person attendance only)


We all know that being a caregiver for someone with dementia is emotionally draining, physically demanding, stressful, and time consuming. But caregiving also affects our cognition in striking and important ways. It's not just the person living with dementia who changes. We, the caregivers, change too. Let's explore how dementia caregiving wreaks havoc on how we think, feel, and behave. And let's talk about what we can do about it.

This event is open to the general public, including both family caregivers and healthcare professionals. Please note: In order to fully cover this topic with utmost safety and dignity, this space is best suited without the person with dementia in attendance.

Dasha Kiper is the former consulting clinical director of support groups at CaringKind (formerly the Alzheimer’s Association) and holds an MA in clinical psychology from Columbia University. She works with dementia patients and caregivers and is the author of Travelers to Unimaginable Lands: Stories of Dementia, the Caregiver, and the Human Brain.

This collaborative event is provided by the following organizations:

AKARAMA Foundation, Inc.
Renewal Memory Partners
The Village Chicago
Chicago Hyde Park Village
Dementia Friendly Hyde Park

AKARAMA Foundation

Renewal Memory Partners

The Village Chicago
Chicago Hyde Park Village

Dementia Friendly Hyde Park

Please also mark your calendars for this similar event happening the same week:

Taking Things Hard: Why it's so hard not to take it personally, when dementia symptoms and challenging behaviors arise for the family caregiver and care partners.

Tuesday, March 5
1–2pm interactive presentation + 30 min Q & A with Dasha Kiper
Virtual and In-Person
Click here to view the flyer for more information.

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
AKARAMA Foundation Community Service Center
6220 South Ingleside Ave
Chicago, IL  60637

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Chicago Hyde Park Village
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