January 29, 2019

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Workshop for Family Caregivers

Jonesboro, AR – About 452,000 family caregivers in Arkansas are providing unpaid care for a loved one with dementia. These caregivers are helping their loved ones with errands, transportation, finances, housekeeping, bathing and dressing, or even complex medical tasks such as wound care and injections.

Alzheimerʼs disease, the most common form of dementia, often presents tremendous challenges for both the person living with Alzheimer’s and their family.  Fortunately, there is help for those caregivers through training so they can learn how to understand what is happening to their loved one, improve communication skills and ways to deal with behaviors.

Living with Alzheimer’s does not have to mean there will no longer be times of joy, laughter, clarity or friendship. Most often the progression is gradual, so planning ahead will allow for time to adjust to the diagnosis and spend quality time together.  Knowing what to expect and how to handle certain situations will ease the stress most often endured by family caregivers. By participating in educational program and support groups, most often caregivers are able to care for their loved longer in the home.  This is a goal of the Schmieding Caregiver Training Program.

Join us on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, for a FREE family Caregiver workshop to learn more about caring for someone living with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Presented by Linda Willey, RN, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and trainer, the workshop will be from 10 am – 4 pm at St. Bernards Villa, 2217 W. Parker Road in Jonesboro.  Space is limited, please call 870-207-7600 to register. Lunch will be provided.

 

This program is sponsored by UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative which is funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration grant of $2.4 million for a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.

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