How to Care for the Caregiver

Nov 12, 2021 12:00 PM (ET)

care for the caregiver

Caregivers are undercounted, unheard, and all but invisible. They often sacrifice their health, deal with emotional isolation and lack time to care for themselves. This issue is compounded when a caregiver is a woman or a racial/ethnic minority due to the inherent inequities in our economic system and pressure from traditional family paradigms. In this session, we will discuss how we, as a society and individuals, can support caregivers to address their emotional and physical needs and create systems where we proactively help the helpers.

Speakers

Chris Curtis (he/him)
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Swallows Head & Neck Cancer Charity, Head and Neck Cancer Survivor

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Sharon Curtis (she/her)
Caregiver Advocate

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Johna Beech (she/her)
Caregiver Advocate

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Taylor Patton (he/him), MSW
Associate Director, Patient Insights and Advocacy, EMD Serono

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Dave Bjork (he/him)
Vice President of Empowerment, GRYT Health

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