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UNI professor spreads hope for dementia caregivers

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Elaine Eshbaugh, associate professor, family studies and gerontology, 319-273-6083, elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the seminar "Hope for Dementia Caregivers: How to Win the Day" by Elaine Eshbaugh, associate professor of family studies and gerontology, from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME).

The seminar will provide a new perspective for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and individuals with memory challenges. Eshbaugh will discuss strategies for negotiating behaviors and maintaining a meaningful life after diagnosis.

"Caregiving for a loved one with dementia, whether a family member, friend, or neighbor, can be challenging," noted Eshbaugh. "I want to give these caregivers skills and new perspectives to make their caregiving journey just a little bit easier."

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Eshbaugh at 319-273-6083 or elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu.