Dealing with Dementia Workshop April 28 at Delegal’s Sunset Pavilion (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

By Kristin Peney - kristinp@landings.org
Community Programs Manager

Family caregivers are the backbone of community-based services providing over $450 billion of unpaid services across this nation. To support our local family caregivers of people with dementia, Chris Foster, CEO of A Hand To Hold Senior Home Care, is offering a workshop on April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delegal’s Sunset Pavilion that was developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI). This Dealing with Dementia Workshop provides tips and strategies for caregivers on best practices for caring for their loved ones and themselves. Space is limited and registration is required. You may register using the following link: https://landings.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=494

“Most family caregivers assume the care of a loved one without access to needed training and education,” said Gayle Alston, Director of RCI Training Center for Excellence. “Caregiving for a loved one is a rewarding and loving experience. However, due to the physical and emotional demands of caregiving and the struggles specific to dementia care, caregivers often suffer high levels of stress and depression."

The goal for the Dealing with Dementia Caregiver Workshop is for Alzheimer's and dementia family caregivers to gain a better understanding of dementia, utilize strategies to effectively manage dementia behaviors, and develop habits of stress management and self-care.

Caregivers who attend the four-hour workshop will receive a copy of the new, Dealing with Dementia Guide. This guide provides more than 300 pages of information and solutions to problems caregivers face every day. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is caring for a loved one with dementia, don’t miss this important opportunity.