Family Caregiver Workshop – Dementia

This workshop presents an overview of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, communication techniques, understanding behaviors, activities, nutrition and hydration, caregiver stress and maintaining respect, dignity, and quality of life.

Family Caregiver Workshop – Physical Skills

This workshop contains information on infection control, skin care, incontinence management, nutrition, body mechanics, mobility, caregiver stress, safety, and activities of daily living.

Respite Education (REST) Program

This course is designed to prepare effective volunteer respite workers and provide non-profit programs with assistance starting respite programs in their communities. “Respite” is temporary short-term relief for caregivers of individuals with special needs such as developmental and physical disabilities or other chronic illness that are related to health concerns, medical fragility or for those at risk for abuse and neglect.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Experience: Take a Walk in Their Shoes

This tour will help care providers and family caregivers better understand the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including loss of hearing, vision, sensory nerves, fine motor skills and onset of arthritis and neuropathy, for care providers. The goal of the event is to increase awareness of the physical challenges and sensory disorders common in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia so that caregivers and health care providers can provide care and living environments that are more suitable for these individuals. This 5-10 minute per person tour is presented at our Centers on Aging as a half or full day event and can be requested as a free special event on-location for large groups including communities of faith and employees at senior living centers in Arkansas.

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