The deadline for a workshop specifically designed for family caregivers of those who Alzheimer’s and/or dementia is Sept. 7.
The program, scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 14, will offer information about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving and will also provide an opportunity to reflect, regenerate, and gain a new perspective on your caregiving issues.
Local and statewide experts who specialize in aging and Alzheimer’s care will present topics that are valuable to family caregivers of persons with dementia.
This training is designed specifically for family caregivers and is therefore not open to those who are professional caregivers.
The schedule for the program is:
9- 9:15a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
9:15 to 11a.m.: Understanding dementia presented by Dr. Gregory A. Jicha, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
11:15a.m.-noon: Creating safe environments for the person with dementia, Sarah Rowe, Alzheimer’s Association
12:45-1:15pm.: Who can you turn to? Dementia Care Community Resources presented by Hardin Stevens, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
1:15.-2p.m.: Communicating with a person with dementia by Stephanie Freeman, Baptist Health Medical Group Neurology, Memory Care Clinic
2:15-3:15p.m.: Caring for the caregiver by Marie Smart with the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
3:15-4p.m: Q&A, Closing remarks,
The program, held at the Alzheimer’s Association, 2802 Palumbo Drive, is jointly sponsored by the University of Kentucky Sanders Brown Center on Aging, Baptist Health Medical Group Neurology, Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
The workshop registration fee is $10 and includes lunch. Registration is required. To register, call 1-800-272-3900.