Six Week Course Offers Education on Caring for an Older Adult with Dementia
Milwaukee, WI – The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a six-week program designed to provide clinical level education and training for family caregivers. “The Savvy Caregiver” will be held on consecutive Wednesdays beginning October 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The series will conclude on November 16. The program will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160, in Milwaukee. This workshop is open to family members who are providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
The Savvy Caregiver training program is a unique approach to family caregiver education. The central concept is the notion of strategy. Throughout the program caregivers are urged to learn, develop and modify strategies to accomplish the goal for their particular caregiving situation. Participants will “graduate” with increased personal knowledge, skills to assess abilities of a loved one with dementia, confidence to set and alter caregiving goals, strategies to manage activities of daily living, and perspective on the course of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias.
Advance registration is required. The cost to attend is $30 with scholarships available, which includes a caregiver manual and CD. To register, please contact Krista Scheel at 414-479-8800 or 800-272-3900. Supervisory care may be available – please inquire when you call.
About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and local services visit www.alz.org/sewi or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.