The work of caregiving requires training.
Taking care of a person with a dementing illness is specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need special skills and knowledge. They also need an outlook or attitude that helps them to look after themselves.
The Savvy Caregiver Program is a FREE, five-session training series for family caregivers. For most family caregivers, caregiving itself is a new role, one for which training is needed, just as you would receive training for any new job. The Savvy Caregiver Program helps caregivers better understand the changes their loved ones are experiencing, and how to best provide individualized care for their loved ones throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
This outstanding program is facilitated by Alzheimer's Association staff members and is being made available in three convenient locations. Each of the five sessions is two-hours long. Participants will each receive a manual and DVD to refer to at home, and will have "homework" following each session that will provide opportunities to practice new skills, put new knowledge to the test, and assess how things are working between sessions.
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