3-Part Series of Workshops Helps Families Understand Dementia Behaviors
3-part series of workshops helps families understand dementia behaviors
Santa Maria, CA – In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is exceptionally demanding. The level of assistance provided by caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias tends to be extensive, compared with caregivers of other older adults.
These consequences may disproportionately affect women, who tend to spend more time than men caregiving, taking on increased caregiving tasks and caring for someone with more cognitive, functional and/or behavioral problems. Moreover, new data shows that caregivers for Alzheimer’s and dementia may experience increased difficulties and detriments to their health than caregivers for individuals with certain other conditions.
To address these issues, the Alzheimer’s Association will provide free 3-part educational workshop. Topics to be discussed include during the workshop are:
- June 11: Communication, relationship changes, personal care and hospitalizations
- July 9: Behavior changes, medications, home safety, driving, living alone and wandering
- August 13: Day services, in-home care services, senior living options and caregiver needs.
The Alzheimer’s Association will be providing Living with Alzheimer’s, Middle Stages – Part 3 on Tuesday, August 13 from 9-11am. The course will be held at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93455. Call (800) 272-3900 to register in advance. Seating is limited. If you missed parts 1 & 2, you can complete them online at training.alz.org prior to enrolling in Part 3.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the premier source of information and support for the five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. Through its national network of chapters, it offers a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families and caregivers and represents their interests on Alzheimer’s-related issues before federal, state and local government and with health and long term care providers.
As the disease progresses, new caregiving skills may be necessary. The Alzheimer's Association offers programs to help caregivers better understand and cope with the behaviors and personality changes that often accompany Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Take this opportunity to become an educated caregiver.
To find out about other dates and locations for classes in your area, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (805) 636-6432.