A family caregiver is anyone who provides unpaid help to a disabled or elderly relative or friend. Family caregivers can also include grandparents and relatives over 60 who care for children under 18 years of age. Caregiving can be a lonely, frustrating road. Stress, frustration, guilt can be some of the normal feelings when caring for someone else's health and personal needs.
The Family Caregiver Support Program at Spectrum Generations offers The Savvy Caregiver Program, a free, six-session training series for family caregivers. For most family caregivers, caregiving itself is a new role, one for which training is needed, just as you would receive training for any new job. The Savvy Caregiver Program helps caregivers better understand the changes their loved ones are experiencing, and how to best provide individualized care for their loved ones throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Early Morning “Savvy at Sunrise” Class for Caregivers
Spectrum Generations is offering an evidence-based class, “Savvy Caregiver,” via Zoom, Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., from July 19 to Aug. 23.
We are aware that caregivers or care partners of someone with Alzheimer’s face challenges when it comes to attending events. For this reason, wewill offer the class when most caregivers are available and when the person they are providing support for is still sleeping.
Savvy Caregiver provides the tools and knowledge to be a more effective caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers leave the class with a better understanding of the effects of the disease, and how to identify triggers to avoid undesirable behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and related types of dementia. The class is being implemented to help get the information into the hands of those who want to attend the class from the comfort of their own homes.
Anyone is welcomed and other members of the family are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive coffee and biscuits along with their class materials once you register. Pajamas, hair rollers, pin curls, and bedhead are all welcomed.
To register for Savvy at Sunrise, click here.