Betsy Wurzel, a nurse by training, became a personal caregiver to two family members afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Inspired by her experiences, she offers support to caregivers. In this interview she talks about:
The impact of caregiving on caregivers, physically, emotionally, mentally
Life after caregiving (yes, it does exist)
The necessity of self-care for the caregiver
Dealing with guilt, PTSD, and other impacts
Asking for help.
You can learn more about Betsy Wurzel’s Facebook support group at #kickAlzheimersassmovement or by checking out her podcast, Chatting with Betsy, on Passionate World Talk Radio.