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Leeza Gibbons – who founded Leeza's Place in response to the growing needs of both those who suffer from memory disorders and their caregivers – is celebrating National Family Caregiver Month.

“At Leeza’s Place, we know the job of being a caregiver is both frustrating and fantastic; isolating and invigorating; a blessing and a burden,” she says. "Those husbands and wives, daughters, sons and friends who care for someone they love often find they are stronger than they ever imagined they could be.

“More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one. Each and every month we celebrate those courageous spirits who give of themselves day in and day out to provide care for their loved ones.

“For those long-term caregivers, health and well-being is often compromised. Studies show that 40% to 70% of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression with approximately a quarter to half of these caregivers meeting the diagnostic criteria for major depression. Our programs and services are designed to help caregivers with so many of the challenges they face. Leeza’s Place provide education, empowerment and energy to family caregivers as they embark on the difficult journey ahead.

“As we celebrate National Family Caregiver Month, we’re announcing a unique opportunity to provide support and inspiration to all of our Leeza’s Place caregivers and guests! During the holiday season, you can support our caregiver programs by purchasing limited time caregiver support gifts including special gift sets and individual products.

“At Leeza’s Place, we believe that no caregiver should ever feel alone… Thank you for your continued support of our mission and programs.”

To check out the Caregiver Support Gifts you can order, click here.

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