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06/24/05

Workshop for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Alzheimer's is a disease that makes people dependent on those who love them and care for them. One program wants to help patients and caregivers. The Silver Lining Club in Statesboro meets every weekend, but will hold its annual caregivers workshop tomorrow.

Organizers say loved ones aren't selfish when they need some time of their own. "Caregiver burnout is a form of depression that is so prevalent and it can cause the caregiver to end up ill or dying and then leave the ill person still needing care," said the group's Betsey Blair. "It's very important for the caregiver to take care of their own needs too."

The workshop is tomorrow, from 10am to 2pm at the Statesboro First Presbyterian Church. 

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com

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