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Volunteer Corner

Thank You, Volunteers!

In 2013, LBDA volunteers provided invaluable support to LBD families through our Family Services programs. These supportive volunteers, through our national network of LBD Support Groups, LBD Caregiver Link and online forum, ease the emotional burden on LBD families by sharing their compassion and experiences. And hundreds more volunteers across the country joined the LBD Awareness Movement to shed more light on LBD in their communities and raise funds to support LBDA’s mission.

We thank you for all you do and look forward to supporting and celebrating your great work in 2014!

Not a Volunteer? Join Today!

Have you ever thought about volunteering with LBDA, but were not sure if you were “qualified” to lend support to families? We have good news! You do not have to be an expert. In fact, far from it. Having cared for someone with LBD makes you perfect to support others in the same situation.

Volunteering with LBDA requires a small time commitment, a compassionate heart and a listening ear. With volunteer orientation and role specific training, you too can provide much needed support to caregivers and persons living with LBD. To learn more, please contact Toy Scaife-Rooks at 404.549.4248 or via email at lendahand@lbda.org

New Year’s Commitment…Take Care of You and Those You Serve

As LBDA Family Service volunteers, you regularly speak to caregivers about their loved one who is living with LBD. And some of you do that while actively providing care for your own family member with LBD. So much of your life is spent taking care of others that it’s easy to forget about yourself.

Taking care of oneself is one of the most important things a person can do as a caregiver. This could mean asking family members or friends to help out, doing things you enjoy, using adult day care services, or getting help from a local home health care agency. Taking these actions can bring you and other LBD caregivers some much-needed relief. It also may help keep you from getting ill or depressed. Learn more from the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Research Center (PDF).