Dementia caregiver six-part workshop

Published: 4/29/2019 10:06:48 AM

A free Caregiver Survival Workshop will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning this week with future workshops on May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4, at Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place in Franklin.

These workshops are open to anyone who is interested in and/or caring for someone with dementia. The classes will include educational information, tips to deal with common difficulties, and time to ask questions and/or share your own experiences.

There are a total of six sessions. Participants do not need to attend every course, however, they do build upon one another.

Sessions include: Exploring Dementia – Let’s Hear What the Experts Say; The Dance of the Caregiver Caring for the Person with Dementia, You Are in this Together; Stages of Dementia (Early) - I feel lost, Am I losing myself?; Stages of Dementia (Mid) – Communication is Falling Apart; Stages of Dementia (Late) – I can’t do it Anymore, He Doesn’t Recognize Me; Living with Dementia – Finding Moments of Joy, Dying with Dementia – let me go.

Additionally, attendees will have access to a list of several resources for more information.

Cheryl Barnes, a registered nurse and certified dementia practitioner and a Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care trainer, will be facilitating these workshops.

For more information, visit peabodyhome.org/single-post/Dementia-Course or call Teresa at 934-3718. Space is limited, register in advance.




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