Jolene Brackey feels it is vital for caregivers to take care of themselves, while providing care to those living with Alzheimer’s. The nationally recognized speaker and author delivered a keynote presentation during “The Longest Day: A Celebration of Caregivers” June 5 at Murray’s on Main in Tomah.

Brackey suggested caregivers should look to create moments of joy, which can be difficult when caring for a family member or loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Together with the Dementia Friendly Monroe County Coalition, Tomah Memorial Hospital coordinated the event to fulfill a recent Monroe County community health assessment that showed area caregivers do not have enough resources and support.

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