Volunteer Corner December 2014

Volunteers Are Paid In Six Figures… S-M-I-L-E-S! Thank You For A Great Year Of Service

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill.

Volunteers are vital to helping advance the mission of LBDA and raising awareness about LBD. Thank you for giving of your time and yourselves. I look forward to supporting your continued great work in 2015.

Thank You Again For Your Service,
LaToysa Scaife-Rooks, MPH
Volunteer and Family Services Coordinator

Reminder: Nomination for the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Due Friday, December 12

The Volunteer of the Year is an individual who demonstrates innovation, dedication, contributes to the building of awareness, and enhances the efficiency of LBDA. This person is a trailblazer and innovative. This person is one who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and has exceeded the expectations of their role as a volunteer. Please send in your nomination today!

Managing Stress During The Holidays

While the holidays are a joyful time for many, they can be stressful for caregivers as well as people with dementia. This page discusses some of the challenges of the holidays. Depression is common among the older population, and holidays can increase or compound feelings of sadness. The person with dementia may feel a sense of loss during the holidays. They may miss a loved one who they lost a long time ago, may not recognize the family around them, or may feel that someone is missing. Caregivers may also feel a sense of loss since their loved one is not the same as they were all of the holidays prior. Tending to such emotions may be particularly challenging during the holidays when so much is going on, so it helps to talk to your doctor before the holidays if you or your loved one struggles with depression. Read more.