Live chat with expert: Meryl Comer

Join expert Meryl Comer, President and CEO of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative and 20-year caregiver, and your host Lakelyn Hogan of Home Instead Senior Care as we talk about the personal experience of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. In addition to her role as a long-term family caregiver, Meryl is the New York Times bestselling author of “Slow Dancing With a Stranger,” an Emmy award–winning reporter, and Alzheimer’s advocate.

Some topics this chat may cover include:

  • Meryl’s personal story and experience caring for both her husband and mother
  • Tips and advice for family caregivers
  • The impact of caregiving on caregivers and signs you may need help
  • Using your voice and experience to advocate for change

About the expert

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Meryl Comer
Meryl Comer is the President and CEO of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative. In addition to her role as a long-term family caregiver, Meryl is the New York Times bestselling author of "Slow Dancing With a Stranger," an Emmy award–winning reporter, and Alzheimer’s advocate.

3 thoughts on “A Caregiver’s Personal Journey

  • janet waxman

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and advice. Will keep, just in case.
    Best wishes,
    Janet

  • Carolyn Kroger

    Hello Thank you For this recording It was very helpful information I’m. A live.in caregiver dementia And some things Myrel talk about when you take her out she act normal. Espsecially around family. Called showtimer’s Will my question is the lady I take care of complain every day sick dizzy ready to pass out Been check out by every doctor. and every test She has vascular dementia Is this a trait of dementia Attention hypercondria She does this every. Where she goesdoctors. And when were out Know she can’t help it But I know She The lady is very aghitated stage I try my best in this situation I try to get her to activitiES I love music she Will not listen to it She just not interstessd

    And can very stressful and frustration. I Don’t get much help from the family. So it been very hard. but i do get away here and there But not much as I should I feel family seem like they don’t want. To bother. will I be doing Care Giving for over 10 years Every one has be different. like i said very great information.
    Meryl.is a hero. Thank you Carolyn

  • Mary Alice Swengros

    Special, strong, smart, talented lady.

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