Four-Part Caregiver Course This four part program is designed to educate caregivers on the necessary skills and information needed to provide care for persons with memory loss. Topic include: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease & Research, Communication Techniques, Identification of Behavioral Challenges, Family Dynamics, Community Resources, Legal and Financial Issues.This course is not intended to substitute for professional dementia specific training.
The Basics: Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.
Know the 10 Signs: Early detection matters: If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Conversations About Dementia: When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about dementia and their changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. Common difficult conversations are about:Here are some tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can reduce the stress that accompanies the disease and get the support you and your family need. BE PREPARED - Sooner is better than later — Don’t wait for a crisis - Develop a plan to gently position the discussion for a positive outcome - Make notes about the changes you see in the person’s behavior - Practice in advance - Try to be relaxed and comfortable when you have the discussion. This program discusses issue like - going to the doctor - when to stop driving - making legal and financial plans