Free caregiver training for family members with dementia

May 13, 2017

Camden — Spectrum Generations will be hosting a free training series for family caregivers beginning in June at Quarry Hill.

Providing care for a loved one with a form of dementia presents many challenges and is specialized work. Family members often take on caregiving without preparation or training, participants learn what dementia is and how it affects the individual and develop skills on how to interact and communicate with a person with dementia.

Spectrum Generations’ Family Caregiver Support Program offers this six-week training called The Savvy Caregiver. Classes will meet beginning June 12 and ending July 17 on consecutive Mondays, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive.

Interested participants will learn to understand and manage challenging behaviors as well as other skill to improve outlook as a caregiver. Classes will include training, interactive exercises, and discussions.

This training is sponsored by the Office of Elder Services, Department of Health and Human Services, and funded by a grant from the US Administration on Aging.

The training is free but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Tricia Payson at 620-1670.

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