Spousal Caregiving: One Woman’s Love Story

Guest Interview with Sylvia Mackey, wife of the late NFL Hall of Famer, John Mackey of the Baltimore Colts

This February Lotsa Helping Hands hosted a webinar highlighting what to expect when caring for a spouse. No one is ever prepared to become a caregiver. Often, we are thrown into the role without much warning.

Sylvia Mackey, wife of the late John Mackey, tight end for the 1971 Super Bowl champion Baltimore Colts and Professional Football Hall of Famer, shared stories and insights from her own caregiving experience. Sherri Snelling, Caregiving Club CEO and author of an upcoming book on celebrities who have been caregivers, interviewed Sylvia who is featured in her book, and offered tips on how to prepare to care for a spouse with dementia.

Whether you’re caring for a Super Bowl champion, or caring for the champion of your family, watch to learn about all of the resources you have when creating a Lotsa Helping Hands Community web site. Caregiving is no easy task. But, love motivates.

Watch the webinar today and learn:

  • Ways you and your loved one can prepare for care
  • Information and resources to support yourself and your loved one along your caregiving journey
  • Tips and Features for customizing your Lotsa Helping Hands Community web site.


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Featured Speakers:

Sylvia Mackey is on the Board of Directors of The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and an advocate and speaker for people living with FTD. In 2006, John Mackey, Sylvia’s college sweetheart, husband of more than 40 years and Super Bowl champion, was diagnosed with FTD. You can read Sylvia’s full bio here.

Sherri Snelling is CEO and founder of the Caregiving Club and a nationally recognized expert on America’s 65 million family caregivers. Sherri Snelling, our Webinar guest interviewer, is currently working on a book about celebrities who have been caregivers that will be published in 2012. Find out more about Caregiving Club here.

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