Caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias can be very challenging. Learning how to adjust communication styles and approach behavioral challenges can make all the difference.
The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter offers comprehensive, full-day dementia care training sessions to family caregivers at locations throughout Northeast Ohio – at no charge. Professional caregivers are also invited to participate for a $50.00 fee. The class provides four CEUs for social workers and nurses.
Offered monthly, the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Training course prepares caregivers for the challenges and helps to lessen the stress. The six-hour program is geared toward nursing assistants working in both community-based and long-term care settings, as well as family members caring for a loved one.
Session topics include:
- Overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
- Improving communication techniques
- How to connect with and engage people with memory and thinking problems with activities
- Techniques for managing challenging behaviors
Registration is required and attendees should plan to bring a brown bag lunch/dinner. To register, contact Mary Lambert at 216.231.1485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.