FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2008
Media Contact: Bonnie Lawrence
(415) 434-3388 ext. 312
blawrence (at) caregiver (dot) org
Workshops in Hayward and Orinda Offer A Refreshing Approach to Understanding and Coping with Dementia Behavior
For families caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, a four-week class, offered in two East Bay locations, will provide new skills and tools to help with caregiving. In this practical class, participants will:
- Learn more about their relative’s ability to understand and communicate;
- Learn new skills to handle troubling behavior; and
- Feel more confident and positive about their role as caregiver.
Class: It Takes Two
Thursdays, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 2008 (4 weeks)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lamorinda Adult Respite Center
Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, Orinda
Thursdays, October 23, 30 & November 6, 13
10:00 a.m. to noon
Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay, Hayward
Cost: Donations accepted and respite scholarships are available. Group size is limited and pre-registration is required. Call Jennifer at (800) 445-8106, ext. 317 to register today!
The classes are sponsored by Family Caregiver Alliance, the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s and other disorders. Services include information, educational programs, publications, care planning consultations, support groups and respite assistance. All services are free or low-cost. Visit www.caregiver.org for more information, or call FCA at (800) 445-8106.
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