We offer several educational programs for family members caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's. Most of these programs, described below, are free of charge.
What Now? Caregiver Orientation Series
Caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder is perhaps one of the biggest commitments a person can face. It’s one filled with emotional stress and hard work that can also be meaningful and rewarding. While Alzheimer’s disease usually begins gradually, it eventually causes people to become unable to care for themselves. As a result, the role as a caregiver may mean making significant life adjustments. There will be many demands on time and energy. This is a time to look at what responsibilities can be shared with others and to develop a support network that includes family, friends, outside sources and the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The classes are designed to provide information and allow for guided group discussion and sharing in a one hour period. The series will be scheduled throughout the year so caregivers can elect to select the training that is most needed at the time and pick up the other classes later in the year, or take the complete 7 week course.
Alzheimer’s Educating Yourself About the Disease
A comprehensive guide to understanding Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
Putting Legal and Financial Affairs in Order
How to begin with the legal and financial issues
Learning to Manage Challenging Behaviors
How to approach some of the more challenging care situations that arise
Taking Care of Yourself
How can I cope while I care for my loved one?
Hiring and Managing In-Home Caregivers
Introductions to homecare planning and management
When Is It Time to move Our Loved One into a Facility?
Steps to take when exploring residential facilities
Partnering with Your Doctor
Provides strategies and resources to make the most of doctor visis and to receiving the most effective treatment and care possible from health care providers