For the last few weeks, people with aphasia have been committing to small steps toward wellness with the Audrey Holland Wellness Challenge. The challenge honors the late aphasia pioneer, who worked tirelessly to treat the whole person, not just their aphasia. Aphasia impacts the entire family, which is why we are encouraging caregivers to join the challenge, too, especially for November, which is National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM).
Download the Caregiver Guide for Ideas
Focusing on your wellness enables you to be a better caregiver. Taking time to emotionally refuel, exercise, or relax is vital when navigating a loved one’s aphasia.
The Aphasia Caregiver Guide connects you to national caregiving organizations, provides ideas to aid you in performing caregiver tasks, and helps you define your circles of support.
Chapter 13 focuses on caring for the caregiver so you can find time to eat, exercise, and sleep. Chapter 14 helps you process your aphasia feelings.
Join the Ask the Expert on November 9
Carol Dow Richards, founder of Aphasia Recovery Connection, will speak about managing caregiver stress at the next Ask the Expert on November 9, 2023 at 7 pm ET. You can join by clicking the button on the landing page, which will open the Zoom webinar at that time. If you miss the webinar, we will have a recording at the bottom of the landing page a few days after the talk.
Caregivers, please join the Audrey Holland Wellness Challenge and fill out the form to let us know your small steps to wellness so we can share them with others.