"TELECAREGIVING WORKSHOPS FOR MEMORY LOSS" PROGRAM
Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers of California.
Once Alzheimer's and other dementia caregivers have registered for the "TeleCaregiving Workshops for Memory Loss" Program they will be provided a toll-free dial-in number for the conference call. Workshop training materials are provided free of charge.
Some of the topics covered in the "TeleCaregiving Workshops for Memory Loss" Program include:
-Sharing Caregiver Responsibilities with Your Siblings and Other Relatives:
Assistance with common conflicts among siblings and other family members when caregiving is provided along with practical training, tips and strategies for how to foster agreement and cooperation.
-Keeping Away the Caregiver Blues:
One of the greatest challenges of being a family caregiver is maintaining your own physical and emotional health while caring for a loved one. Specific tools to help reduce stress and change negative thinking and positive action steps are covered that will benefit caregivers and those with
Alzheimer's and other dementia.
-Caring for Someone with Memory Loss:
What causes memory loss, how to best communicate with your loved one, how to handle behaviors associated with memory loss.
-Here But Not Here Finding Hope When a Loved One Has Memory Loss:
With memory impairment, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease or Traumatic Brain Injury, family members may begin grieving the loss of the person's "former self" long before the time of death. Seeing their loved one as already "gone" intellectually can be just as painful as losing a life. Participants learn how this loss differs from ordinary loss and guidelines for finding resiliency and discovering hope.
-Preventing Problems with Medications:
Caregivers and family members of an ill or aging loved one play an important role in managing drug therapy. Participants will learn basics for the safe use of medications, symptoms associated with medication related problems, questions to ask the pharmacist and ways to save money on medications.