UofL Geriatrics Provides Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Take the stress of caring for an elderly loved one with debilitating illness or cognitive impairment and mix in the activities and expectations of the holiday season.

    It is a recipe that could result in mental, emotional or physical distress for the caregiver.

    Kimberly H. Toebbe, special projects coordinator with University of Louisville Geriatrics and facilitator of UofL’s Alzheimer’s Care Partners Support Group, offers these suggestions to help lessen or alleviate stress caregivers may experience at this time of year:

    Julie Heflin
    Julie oversees digital content for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She began her UofL career on the Health Sciences Center campus in 2007. Prior to this, Julie was a journalist with WFPL (Louisville Public Media), and occasionally filed reports for National Public Radio.