Families facing dementia or Alzheimer's disease will have access to a free education course in Silver City, offered by the Alzheimer's Association New Mexico Chapter.
"Skills for Dementia Caregiving" (aka The Savvy Caregiver Program) is a free, six-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer's Association New Mexico Chapter, according to a news release.
The course will be taught by Gigi Ranger-Ellis, CPG, once a week for six weeks, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., from July 12 through Aug. 16, at the Silver City Church of Christ (in the Fellowship Hall), located at 1920 Little Walnut Road in Silver City, New Mexico.
To register or for more information, contact Tina De La Luz at 1-800-272-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This evidence-based training aims to teach caregivers practical techniques for interacting with loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, and for understanding and managing their behavior, according to a news release.
It also imparts tools for long-term planning and for reducing stresses common to dementia or Alzheimer's caregivers. The course explains the signs, impacts and pathology of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Class size is limited and they fill up quickly, the release stated. Call now to register... 1-800-272-3900.
Participants of "Skills for Dementia Caregiving" (aka the Savvy Caregiver Program) may be reimbursed for the cost of having others tend to their loved one while they attend the classes.