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Caring for You, Caring for Me: Education and Support for Family and Professional Caregivers

Caring for You, Caring for Me is a 10-hour program, conducted in five two-hour modules and addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers. Caregivers learn: ways of coping with caregiving; resources available and how to access them; ways to share common concerns and issues. A one-day workshop trains professionals interested in delivering this intervention.

Organization:

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

What's Up, Doc? Communicating Effectively with Health Care Professionals

It is quite likely that you as the family caregiver have found yourself gradually assuming, month-by month, the role of taking care of your loved one as dementia or other disabling illness has taken hold, and a first encounter with the health care system has left you confused and with a feeling of the system being very impersonal.

Decisions, Directions and Reflections: When To Move Your Loved One to a Care Facility

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be one of life's most difficult decisions—one that can stir up feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, intense guilt, and above all, a feeling of abandoning your family member. In this workshop you will learn how to acknowledge your true feelings, put any "broken promises" into perspective, and to recognize the reality of your situation in order to take positive action, respect your own life and needs.

Como Controlar la Frustracion: Una Clase para las Personas que Atienden a un Enfermo

Uno de los desafios mas grandes en la vida de una persona es tener que atender a un enfermo. Parte del desafio son las emociones agradables y desagradables. Esta clase da informacion sobre como distintos aspectos y situaciones de la atencion a un enfermo pueden ser causa de reacciones emocionales. Ofrecemos esta clase en ingles tambien.

Controlling Your Frustration: A Class for Caregivers

Providing care for an ill relative may be one of the most challenging experiences of a family caregiver's life. With those challenges come emotions, both pleasant and unpleasant. This FREE class focuses on providing the caregiver with information on the different aspects of caregiving that are likely to trigger strong emotional reactions, such as understanding frustration, and being aware of the danger signals and how to control them. This class is also offered in Spanish.

Camp for Caring

Camp for Caring is for care receivers and is one our most popular weekend retreats for adults suffering from Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and other brain impairments. Campers spend the weekend (Friday-Sunday) in an attractive camp or retreat setting so that their caregivers can enjoy a much needed 48-hour respite from caregiving.

Banner Alzheimer's Institute Native American Outreach Program

The BAI Native American Outreach Program was established to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among the 22 Arizona Native American tribal members and health care providers. The program's goals are to improve diagnosis and treatment and to assist caregivers with the daily challenges in caregiving. BAI NA Outreach Program is the 2009 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award, Diverse/Multicultural Communities Category.

Organization:

Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Cuidando con Respeto

Cuidando con Respeto is a culturally appropriate psychoeducational Spanish language training program for Latino family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease

Organization:

University of Texas Health Science Center

Creative Connections: Innovative Training and Support for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

The program teams up students from the University of Virginia Schools of Education, Nursing and Medicine with families dealing with Alzheimer's disease in the community. The students provide assistance in adapting the environment to becoming appropriate for the person with dementia.

Organization:

Alzheimer's Association Central & Western Virginia

Montessori-based Activity Program

The Montessori Program at Family and Children's Services' Adult Day Services at West End Place studies the impact of using the Montessori Method with adults with mild to moderate dementia.

Organization:

Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, Inc.

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