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OMG! I’m the Grown-Up! A Conversation on Giving-Care to a Loved One…and Yourself.
During Dr. Sheri L. Yarbrough's career prior to becoming a family care-giver, she developed change management strategies for educational and non-profit organizations. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her education as a policy analyst was an invaluable tool for managing the interpersonal changes to the relationship with her mother.
Rewriting the Narrative of a Relationship Through Caregiving
For the past 11 years, Sheri Yarbrough, 60, has been a caregiver for her mother, who lives with dementia. Yarbrough shares the story of what she has learned, and how her journey has inspired her to become an advocate for those navigating interpersonal relationships affected by a dementia diagnosis. This LiveTalk is part of the series Diversity & Dementia, produced by Being Patient with support provided by Eisai.
Caregiving Roles: The Personal Chef
Sheri Yarbrough, 56, of Chicago, has a Ph.D. in education policy studies and now cares full time for her mother Ruth, 90, who has dementia, diabetes, high cholesterol and osteoporosis. Her mother is also a five-year breast cancer survivor.
Dr. Yarbrough’s ability to view a circumstance from multiple perspectives became the genesis for her Praxis for Care. The Praxis for Care is a strategy that helps family care-givers identify what they need in order to meet the needs of a loved one.
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