In our community, Dementia Speaks is a 4-day education opportunity designed to inform specific communities about the effects of dementia.
If you are a caregiver or you provide some level of support for someone living with dementia, this education program is for you. The information is facilitated by professionals with the following backgrounds: social work, gerontology, medical, counseling, care coordination/management, and legal.
Topics Covered / Questions Answered:
What is Alzheimer's disease and/or Dementia?
What causes Dementia?
What are the Treatment strategies?
How to Respond to Behaviors?
What are the Legal implications?
What are the available Resources?
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a Dementia Care Partner certificate.
The education program is provided at no cost to participants and is available in a community near you. If you are in need of Respite/Sitter Services to attend the seminars, please contact the Alzheimer's Association 2 weeks in advance by calling 1-800-272-3900.
If you are interested in bringing Dementia Speaks to your community contact us!