Caring for a family member or friend with dementia? The Savvy Caregiver Training can help. Eastern Area Agency on Aging will hold this program from 10 am to noon at the Thompson Free Library on October 31, November 7, 14 and 21 and December 5 and 12.
The Savvy Caregiver Program is designed to train caregivers in the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to handle the challenges of caring for a family member with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease, to be an effective caregiver. This is a 12-hour training program/course that is delivered in 2-hour sessions over a 6-week period. The program focuses on helping caregivers think about their situation objectively and providing them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to manage stress and carry out the caregiving role effectively. Research has demonstrated significant positive outcomes for caregivers who participated in the program.
Please call Eastern Area Agency on Aging at 941-2865 to register.