Help for family caregivers of loved ones with dementia for the holidays from expo supporters.

Struggling to care for a loved one with dementia?

Need some time to reflect, regenerate and learn something new about caregiving?

Or just want to learn more Alzheimer’s and what you can expect from it?

There’s a workshop in early December specifically for family caregivers of those with dementia. At it, local and state experts who specialize in aging and Alzheimer’s care will present topics of value to family caregivers or persons with dementia. This training is designed specifically for family caregivers and not open to those who are professional caregivers.

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Bluegrass Area Development District, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington, and will include:

Understanding Dementia,” with Dr Greg Cooper, Baptist Neurology Center– Lexington, Memory Care Program: “Who Can You Turn To?” resources from the dementia care community; “Creating Safe Environments for the Person with Dementia,” with Renee Chase, with the Alzheimer’s Association; “Caring for the Caregiver,” with Loretta Henderson, Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and “Communication and Everyday Caregiving,” with Marie Smart with the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

Cost of the clinic is $10 and the registration deadline is Dec. 5.

The workshop is sponsored by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Baptist Memory Clinic, the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, all sponsors of the i know expo.

For additional information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail In home respite care is available during the Family Caregiver Workshop. Call Loretta Henderson at the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging at 859-269-8021 ext. 299 or email her at

Deadline to sign up for respite care is Dec. 1.