Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. Behavior is a powerful form of communication often used by people living with dementia to express their needs. However, for some caregivers, learning effective communication and managing behaviors can be a challenge. The Alzheimer’s Association is offering the Savvy Caregiver Workshop to help nonprofessional caregivers communicate effectively with their person and manage behaviors.
The Savvy Caregiver Workshop teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to handle the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Through an evidence-based curriculum, participants will learn techniques to:
- Reduce caregiver distress
- Communicate effectively with their person
- Access community resources
- Become more competent caregivers for their person
The Alzheimer’s Association® is offering this four-part workshop on May 5, 12, 19, and 26. In accordance with the statewide Stay at Home order, this workshop series will be conducted online in a virtual classroom.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the premier source of information and support for the five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. Through its national network of chapters, it offers a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families and caregivers and represents their interests on Alzheimer’s-related issues before federal, state and local government and with health and long term care providers.
To register for this workshop and to find information about other classes and support groups, call (800) 272-3900 or visit alz.org/CACentral.