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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 07/13/2022

Caregiver Burden and Alcohol


According to studies over 30% of caregivers reported using alcohol as a coping strategy and female dementia caregivers are more likely to use alcohol than their peers Laura Deter was a devoted caregiver to her parents. As she faced the challenges of caregiving she found herself turning to alcohol to help with the stress. Laura caught herself and took the steps to recover. She is now committed to help others who find themselves in a similar situation. 

Laura Deter - Life & Recovery Coach

  • https://www.compassionwithlaura.com/ 
  • lauradeter@gmail.com 
  • 703.201.4696

Chat Transcript

12:06:06     From  Susan Berger : We appreciate you being here and telling your story.

12:06:21     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From Pat Console to All Panelists 12:03 PM

Hello from Cleveland, Ohio

12:06:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From sara roades to All Panelists 12:01 PM

Hi!  Sara Roades from Caring Considerations care managers!

12:06:57     From  Susan Berger : Susan Berger Age-Friendly Sarasota

12:08:37     From  Kelly Miller   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you for your honesty and willingness to share your story.

12:14:05     From  Michelle Robinson : I am so thankful that Laura is sharing her story!  She is breaking down the shame and stigma surrounding over-drinking.  It is so inspiring to know that Laura is using her journey to help others!

12:21:10     From  TOM SHIPE : Tom Shipe, Realtor with Long & Foster Realtors

703-946-4844  tom.shipe@LNF.com

Co-Founding: Superior Options For Seniors (SOS)

https://www.superioroptions.org/

12:22:22     From  Pat Console   to   Hosts and panelists : Very inspiring, Laura!! Thank you for your vulnerability and education.

12:23:20     From  Carol Hillegas : We are always rougher on ourselves than we would be on anyone else...especially anyone we love!

12:24:13     From  Kelly Miller   to   Hosts and panelists : Will you say more about this coaching program?

12:26:44     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://thisnakedmind.com/

12:27:07     From  Roach Tina : Yes I've done This Naked Mind 30 day alchohl experience and read her book. AMAZING Program.

12:27:23     From  Ann Marie Riehl : I've heard fabulous things about the Naked Mind Program - so different from the traditional AA method.

12:28:18     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Laura's website https://www.compassionwithlaura.com/

12:30:56     From  Pat Console   to   Hosts and panelists : Compassion fatigue and decision fatigue are very real.

12:34:40     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits

12:34:41     From  Michele McLaughlin   to   Hosts and panelists : Great photo!

12:34:50     From  Soye Kim   to   Hosts and panelists : How do you deal with the fact that doing one thing feels like every day so much piles up that every day you get more behind!!! (Even with the one thing you do)

12:43:39     From  Roach Tina : I can't wait to share her new book thats fantastic!

12:45:10     From  Michele McLaughlin   to   Hosts and panelists : Can you go back to speaker view?

12:48:15     From  Ann Marie Riehl : Thank you being so vulnerable Laura. I hear from caregivers often who are very burdened and well aware that they are abusing substances - especially alcohol. All of your caregiving topics we can learn from!!!

12:49:36     From  Carol Hillegas : You are courageous to allow your own struggles out in the open and to use them to help others! Thank you so much Laura for sharing your story!

12:50:46     From  Michelle Robinson : You are AMAZING, Laura!  I know your coaching is going to help so many people in  learning to practice self-compassion.  It is so important!

12:54:14     From  Michelle Robinson : Do you have a free consultation, Laura?

12:55:11     From  Michelle Robinson : Great question!

12:56:14     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Zero Alcohol · Real Cocktail Flavor https://www.ritualzeroproof.com/


 

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