Welcome to Caregiver Videos Module 1, Session 1

Caregiver Support for Getting Started

Step 1 of Caregiver Support Getting Started

Watch Intro

How to get started with Caregiver Help.

In order to care for someone who is aging, chronically ill, or disabled over an extended period of time, caregivers must learn to make self-care a priority.

This is the introduction to CaregiverHelp.com, a video-based caregiver support program developed by Elaine K Sanchez and Dr. Alex Sanchez that helps family and professional caregivers cope with the anger, guilt, depression and greif associated with caring for individuals who have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other progressive and degenerative diseases.

Take the caregiver self-assessment test and then follow the steps that will help you develop strategies to cope with the stress of caregiving.

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Watch Intro: “Getting Started Part 2”

Instructions on how to get started with Caregiver Help – Part 2.

CaregiverHelp is a video-based support program developed by Caregiver Speaker Elaine K Sanchez and Dr. Alex Sanchez.

Visit the website and follow the step-by-step instructions that will help you cope with the emotional stress of caring for individuals who have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other progressive and degenerative diseases.

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Watch:”Meet Madelyn”

Elaine Sanchez reenacts a “Letter from Madelyn” about Creative Indifference.

Caregiver Speaker, Elaine K Sanchez, http://elaineksanchez.com/, shares an excerpt from her book, “Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver”. She talks about how maintaining a detached attitude can help a caregiver avoid becoming emotionally ravaged by the disease of progression of event.
This is the third video in the Caregiver Videos Getting Started segment of the video-based caregiver support program developed by Elaine K Sanchez and Dr. Alex A Sanchez. It introduces you to Elaine’s unflinchingly honest and very funny mother who wrote letters about her caregiving experience during the six-and-a-half years she cared for her husband following his debilitating stroke.

Both family and professional caregivers identify with Madelyn’s stress, boredom and frustration, but her strategies on managing stress are quite unique and can be especially helpful to people who are trying to figure out how to cope with their anger, guilt, depression and grief while caring for individuals who are stroke survivors, aged, disabled or are suffering with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative and progressive diseases.

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Action Step - Getting Started

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