A course to teach family caregivers the basics of dementia and strategies to decrease their stress, empower them, and provide ongoing support and resources.
Research has demonstrated significant positive outcomes for caregivers who participated in the program versus those in the control group with respect to the caregivers' beliefs about their caregiving, their reactions to the behavioral symptoms of their care recipient and their feelings of stress and burden.
The Savvy Caregiver class program is designed to train family caregivers in the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to handle the challenges of caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease and to be an effective caregiver.
Upcoming classes for Spring 2021:
Tuesdays, January 5 - February 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesdays, February 16 - March 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursdays, February 18 - March 25, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
In this free, 6-week course (2-hour class each week), we help caregivers understand dementia, its effects on behavior, and how to develop strategies for caregiving and decision making. You will learn about the stages of dementia and determine what stage your loved one is in as well as acquire the skills to manage behaviors and daily living activities. We will also address the specific challenges you are facing with dementia.