Alexandra Free

Author and Speaker
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Do you suddenly find yourself a caregiver to a sick or aging loved one?

Are you struggling with feelings of anger or resentment due to your caregiving responsibilities?

Are you overwhelmed by stress and anxiety and feel you are on the verge of collapse?

If so, you are not alone!

With over 50 million people in the US currently taking on the role of caregiver to a family member – and with that number growing annually due to an aging population – people need help dealing with the stressors of everyday life exacerbated by the additional anxiety of caring for an aging loved one.

Like many people suddenly finding themselves in the role of family caregiver, Lex was completely unprepared. One minute, she was living in Los Angeles working as a successful talent executive in the demanding field of live television; the next minute, she was living on the East Coast caring for her ailing parents. Her relentless search for resources and solutions to help her parents led her to answers that she can now share with countless others who are faced with a similar situation.

Her book, From Zero to Zen is the culmination of over a decade’s worth of research coupled with Lex’s firsthand experience as a reluctant caregiver. From documents you need, to information you must have, to self-care tips you should follow, it serves as a guide for how to go from being lost and overwhelmed to thriving as a caregiver. But Lex is bringing something unique to the table. Her tips and tools for stress reduction coupled with her honest recounting of the struggles of being a caregiver to parents who weren’t great at caring for her, is unlike anything you’ve heard before.

She understands the emotional roller coaster that accompanies the journey of becoming a caregiver, and she masterfully guides her audience through the ups and downs with a touch of lightheartedness. From sharing practical tips on managing daily tasks to offering heartfelt advice on self-care and finding balance, Lex leaves her audience feeling inspired and empowered.

Speaking Topics for keynotes, workshops, seminars, podcasts and webinars include:

Navigating the Caregiving Waters

From the legal documents you need, to the multiple long-term care options available, to the pros and cons of Medicaid, Lex will leave no stone unturned.

Lessons Learned from a Reluctant Caregiver

Lex will discuss the challenges involved in becoming a caregiver to a family member who wasn’t good at caring for you and explore ways you can hold on to your sanity while maintaining your moral compass.

5 Simple Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health and Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Self-care is an essential, but too often neglected, part of caregiving. Lex will explore the importance of self-care while sharing useful information and helpful tips to give caregivers the tools they need to help them cope with the challenges of caring for themselves while also caring for another.

How to Reverse Engineer Your Grief as a Caregiver

Accepting grief as part of the caregiving process is an important step in making peace with it. Lex will address this frequently overlooked part of caregiving and give advice and show you how to reverse engineer this complex emotion.

The Unique Challenges of Being a Caregiver to a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Lex will examine these challenges and share ways she learned to cope with the ever changing landscape of this cruel disease.

Lex is available to speak to senior services, boomers, nurses, physicians, AARP, corporate HR, Alzheimer’s associations, mental health groups, caregiver’s support groups, etc.

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