A ten hour workshop, which focuses on a person-centered care approach, is conducted in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. The training is offered at a variety of times in order to accommodate diverse schedules of Caregivers.
This interactive educational program is designed to improve the quality of life of the Caregiver and the Person With Dementia.
Topics covered include:
- Understanding Dementia
- Effective Communication (Verbal and Non-Verbal) Strategies
- All Behaviors Have Meaning
- Safety in the Home
- Caring for the Caregiver
- Designing Strength-Based Activities.
These meetings are ONLY for family & friends caring for people with dementia. Registration for these meetings is MANDATORY.
Workshops are held on a regular basis, please call our 24-hr Helpline at (646) 744-2900 for upcoming meetings.
The goals of the workshop are to:
- A 10-hour seminar devoted to the needs of the family caregiver.
- Provide knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and insight into the thoughts and experience of the person with dementia.
- Inform caregivers about communication changes in Alzheimer's disease.
- Assist caregivers in developing practical skills to enhance ongoing communication.
- Present ways to understand the behaviors associated with Alzheimer's disease and helpful strategies for managing them.
- Encourage self care.
- Provide emotional support to caregivers in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.
- Offer access to available resources.
Our Family Caregiver Workshops have been underwritten by a very generous donation from an anonymous donor, whose gift was made in honor of his sister, who was the caregiver for their mother. Additional funding has been provided by Achelis Foundation, Marianne Dziuba-Fiore, Forest Laboratories, Inc., Home Instead Inc, Janssen R&D and the New York State Department of Health.