On September 7, staff from the Center for Aging and Health represented the UNC School of Medicine at the Duke Caregiver Community Event. The goal of the daylong event was providing caregivers access to education, support, and resources.
Held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, conference organizers included the Alzheimer’s Association and the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina. Over 500 general caregivers attended the event along with over 90 professional attendees. On top of that, over there were also 100 exhibitors at the event.
As a Silver Sponsor and also an exhibitor, the Center for Aging and Health hosted a booth. Representing the Center were Associate Director of Policy and Strategic Alliance Ellen Schneider and Project Manager June Weston.
In addition, UNC Geriatrics Clinic social worker Bryan J Godfrey gave a presentation entitled Caring for the Caregiver. In this talk, he spoke about the stress or caring for another person. Godfrey also offered resources to help caregivers avoid burnout and find fulfillment in their role.