If you've ever cared for someone with health issues whether in a professional setting or in your personal life, caregiving can be heavy.  This seminar will provide resources to help.

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Caregiver Fatigue

Whether you've cared for people in a professional setting like your job, or you have someone in your life you help care for, you may have dealt with caregiver fatigue and not realized it.  For instance, maybe you help care for an older relative who has dementia, or mobility issues, or maybe you care for a child with health issues, caregiver fatigue is a real added stressor you may deal with.

The Clevland Clinic describes a caregiver as:

A person who provides physical or psychological care to someone else. Caregivers help others who aren’t able to help themselves fully on their own due to declining health, an illness, injury, or an underlying medical condition.

The Clevland Clinic goes on to describe caregiver fatigue as:

Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that can happen when you dedicate time and energy to manage the health and safety of someone else. Caregivers who experience burnout may feel tired, stressed, withdrawn, anxious and depressed. Caregiver burnout can impact a person in various ways, including physically, psychologically, financially and socially.

If you or someone you know may be dealing with caregiver fatigue, the University of Evansville Senior Nursing students want to help by offering free resources to the community.


Caregiver Fatigue Seminar

The University of Evansville Senior Nursing students are passionate about helping caregivers who may be dealing with burnout, and who could use some help. The event will host a couple of keynote speakers who will share their personal stories about caregiver fatigue, and a wealth of resources.  Maybe you need a little extra mental health help, or maybe you just need to find a way to get the person you care for to and from doctor appointments, there will be people at this event to help connect you to the resources you need.

When:  Tuesday, October 24th from 6 to 8 PM

Where: CK Newsome Center 100 E. Walnut Street in Evansville

What to Expect: Snacks, guest speakers, resource booths, and prizes!

For more information or if you have questions about this you can reach out via email to AO114@Evansville.edu


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