Caregiver Strategies For Dementia

Twice monthly afternoon or evening sessions available
Alzheimer Society of Calgary office (800 - 7015 MacLeod Trail SW)
Price: $50*

If someone close to you has Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia, this workshop may be a great fit for you.

Consider it “Caregiving 101.” Whether you're a family member, caregiver or friend for a person with dementia, you can experience a wide range of challenges. These can include anything from managing new behaviours to adapting the way you communicate. It can also be tough to handle the stress and emotional impact in your own life.

Here, you’ll gain the practical, real-life strategies you need. Equip yourself with a helpful, easy-to-use framework that will inform and guide your responses and decisions moving forward. You'll grasp a more complete understanding of dementia and learn about the possible changes ahead. What’s even better, you’ll gain confidence, build your resiliency and empower yourself with new skills.

This two-workshop session will help you build stronger connections to the person living with dementia, regardless of the nature of your relationship with the person. This workshop is helpful at all stages of the disease and is based on the Best Friends™ Approach.

Topics include:

  • Practical caregiving strategies
  • Understanding changes in behaviour
  • Improving communication
  • Legal and financial considerations
  • Understanding other perspectives
  • Creating support networks

Many participants have formed meaningful connections with their classmates and have gone on to develop their own informal support networks and friendships.

Feedback from workshop attendees:

"I would definitely recommend this course to others."

"There are people out there that just don't know how helpful this information can be. Thank you so much!"

"It's helpful knowing I have a place to turn to."

 

This session runs about two times per month and will rotate between evening and afternoon sessions. 

*If the price happens to be a barrier for you, please let us know. We can likely work with you in order to accommodate you and your family.
 
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