Your cell phone rings. You answer and learn a loved one has stage-4 pancreatic cancer. Recovering from the shock, you realize you are now the caregiver. You ask yourself, “What do I do now?”Welcome to the world of care giving!
In his talk, based on his research and over 10 years experience as a CareGiver, Richard Anastasi will explore strategies that make it possible for CareGivers to cope with the stress of care giving and the loss of a loved one. In 2016, he compiled his research and experience into a book, Become a Compassionate CareGiver. Reduce Stress. Avoid Burnout. His web portal on care giving is http://caregiverja.com.
* Location: SMU Catholic Center, 3057 University Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
In May, Richard will complete his Masters of Theological Studies with a concentration in pastoral care at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. Prior to care giving, he spent over 25 years in the computer software industry. He has an MBA from The Wharton School (U of Penn) and a BA in Economics and Mathematics, magna cum laude, from Boston College. Richard, a native of New York City, is an amateur musician, composer, poet as well as a 1/2 marathoner.