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Dementia Workshop - Learn Caregiver Survival Tips

September 13, 2018

Dementia 
What is it? Who gets it? Where to get support?

 

Learn Caregiver Survival Tips

Peabody Home is launching FREE Caregiver Survival Workshops!

 

When: Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 pm
Dates: October 3, 17, 31, November 21, and December 5 & 19
Location: Peabody Home Cottage, 24 Peabody Place Franklin, NH 03235

 

Cheryl Barnes, RN, Certified Dementia Practitioner & Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer, will be facilitating these workshops, with nearly 40 years’ experience in Geriatrics & Dementia.

 

Who Can Take this Workshop?
This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in and/or caring for someone with dementia. The workshops will include educational information, tips to deal with common difficulties, and time to ask questions and/or share your own experiences.  

 

You will have access to the Caregiver Survival Guide from the Care Blazers, a better understanding of what you can expect, as well as tools to help you cope and be more effective as the disease progresses. 

 

Workshop Descriptions 

  • Session 1: Exploring Dementia - Let's Hear What the Experts Say.

  • Session 2: The Dance of the Caregiver Caring for the Person with Dementia; You Are in this Together.

  • Session 3: Stages of Dementia (Early) - I feel lost, Am I losing myself?

  • Session 4: Stages of Dementia (Mid) - Communication is Falling Apart.

  • Session 5: Stages of Dementia (Late) - I can't do it Anymore, He Doesn't Recognize Me.  

  • Session 6: Living with Dementia - Finding Moments of Joy, Dying with Dementia-let me go. 

 

Participants do not have to attend all 6 sessions, however, they do build upon on one another. Feel free to attend whichever workshop(s) that best fits your schedule—each workshop will offer access to additional information for your use. 

 

More Information

Pre-registration is requested but not required. To pre-register or for more information, please email Cheryl Barnes at cbarnes@peabodyhome.org or call Teresa Dube at 603-934-3718.

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