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Join us for a week of events recognzing our caregivers

UK Elder Care and UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are partnering to bring you Dementia Caregivers Week with a series of in-person and online events.

Tuesday, Nov. 7 Virtual Dementia Tour Gaines Center for the Humanities, Commonwealth House, 2nd floor, 226 E. Maxwell St.

The Virtual Dementia Tour *, a product of Second Wind Dreams, is a unique simulation that allows participants to experience what life might be like for someone living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other related dementias. The VDT allows you to experience for yourself the physical and cognitive challenges those with dementia face.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 Elder Care presentation with guest speaker, former Wisconsin Gov. Martin Schreiber Via Zoom

Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber will be the special guest and will discuss his book “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver.” We will be raffling off five autographed hardcover copies of Schreiber’s book to those who attend, generously donated by the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council.

Thursday, Nov. 9 Elder presentation on creative writing; caring for the caregiver Via Zoom

Creative writing is a technique we can use to find our voice and tell our caregiver story. It can help us find reason and meaning through inward reflection and allows us to pause for a moment from all the extraneous noise to find what is truly meaningful to us. Creative writing allows us to look at both the joys and challenges of our caregiving experience. 

Friday, Nov. 10 Elder Care presentation: A Closer Look at Dementia Via Zoom and at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, 2199 Harrodsburg Road.

UK Elder Care and the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging present 'A Closer look at Dementia.' Please join us for this two-part discussion with Dr. Pete Nelson and Dr Gregory Jicha as we take a closer look at dementia.