Maine Savvy Caregiver Training to Take Place
Free training program for family caregivers of people with dementia
July 29, 2011
Franklin Memorial Hospital will host a 12-hour training program that will provide family caregivers of people with dementia the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for successful caregiving. The program begins on Tuesday, August 9 and continues weekly on Tuesdays through September 20. The program will take place from 12–2 p.m.
The program objectives for participants include: learning what dementia is and how it affects personality and behavior; developing a sense of mastery in the caregiving role and how to care for yourself; and how to effectively interact with your loved one and manage challenging behaviors.
The program titled, “Maine Savvy Caregiver,” is sponsored by the Office of Elder Services and Department of Health and Human Services, and is funded by the Administration on Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program grant.
Participation in the six-session training includes participation in a research project to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. As part of that evaluation, caregivers will be asked to complete surveys.
Pre-registration is required. For additional information or to register contact the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter at 772-0115.
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