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Alzheimer’s caregivers on navigating work and care for a loved-one

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19min 21sec
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Juggling work life and home life can be challenging especially when it involves caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Caregivers say tending to a loved-one can feel like a fulltime job in and of itself. Tracy Lewis, of Denver, takes care of her mother, Donna, who has Alzheimer's and Brian Saracino was the primary caregiver for his brother, Dan, before Dan died last year. We also hear from Karen Burke, the head of human resources for the city of Fort Collins, who has thought a lot about the topic from the employer's perspective. Burke also cared for her father, who had Alzheimer's.

The Alzheimer's Association of Colorado and The Caregiver's Guardian will host a virtual webinar Alzheimer's in the Workplace on Tuesday, April 4th from 11:30am to 1pm MST.