News for Veterans
Free Online Workshop for Caregivers of Veterans
August 26, 2013
Source: Are You a Caregiver for a Veteran - U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a free six-week online workshop, Building Better Caregivers™, for family caregivers of veterans. Participants log on for two hours each week to review lessons, exchange ideas with others and access tools. The workshop addresses specific needs of caregivers who help veterans with dementia, memory problems, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or any other serious injury or illness. The program, developed at Stanford University, has been recognized for its ability to reduce stress and depression, as well as increase the overall well-being of caregivers. If you are interested in participating, you should contact a Caregiver Support Coordinator at your local VA Medical Center. Visit www.caregiver.va.gov and enter your ZIP code to find one near you.
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