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Free Family Caregiver Education Series in Waco


The Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas Chapter, in conjunction with the Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging, presents a free education series for family caregivers. Starting October 22, 2013, this series provides practical skills to help caregivers be better prepared to meet the ever-changing challenges that accompany their loved ones' disease progression.  

The Family Caregiver Education Series is presented by Howard Gruetzner, M.Ed, LPC, and author of Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Sourcebook, on the 4th Tuesday of the month, October 2013 through September 2014, 10:30 am to 12 noon, Heart of Texas Council of Governments, 1514 S. New Road, Waco. 

To reserve your seat, please call the Alzheimer's Association at 254-753-7722 or 1-800-272-3900. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you want.

Schedule of Topics

 October 22  Caregiver Tools for Coping
 November 26  Learning to Work with Physicians and Other Professionals to
Get a Diagnosis and Develop a Plan for Care
 January 28  Identifying Needs and Developing Appropriate Responses for Early Stage Dementia
 February 25  Identifying Resources for Both of You
 March 25  Identifying Needs and Developing Appropriate Responses for Moderate Stage Dementia
 April 22  Identifying Needs and Developing Appropriate Resonses for
Late Stage Dementia
 May 27  Learning How to Prevent Problems and Manage Behavior in Dementia Care
 June 24  Learning to Understand Research and Identify Chances to be Involved
 July 22  For Caregivers: Developing Plans to Take Care of Your
Future Now
 August 26  The Experience of Grief: Persons with Dementia and Caregiving
 September 23  Caregivers and Healthcare: For Better or Worse

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