Dealing With Dementia - Professional Track
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Workshop Provides Effective Strategies for Dealing with Dementia Behaviors
The Area Agency on Aging offers a FREE four-hour workshop for Professional Caregivers. The workshop combines a learning experience with a Dealing with Dementia Guide, a comprehensive reference for professional caregivers of people living with dementia.
The four-hour workshop introduces professional caregivers to each section of the guide providing basic information on dementia, insights into the caregiving journey, how to develop a dementia-friendly environment, dementia behavior management, caregiver self-care, and selecting the best services and resources. The workshop highlights safety, problem-solving, communication, and stress management. The aim of the workshop is to prepare the professional caregiver to be able to quickly and easily access the information they need from the guide when they need it.
“Being a professional caregiver can be both challenging and rewarding,” said Kristina Raner of the Area Agency on Aging, “Dealing with Dementia provides tips and strategies for professional caregivers on best practices for caring for their clients and themselves. The support provided by the Dealing with Dementia Guide increases as the professional caregiver refers to the information provided.”
Professional caregivers who attend the four-hour workshop will receive a copy of the new Dealing with Dementia Guide. This guide provides over 300 pages of information and solutions to problems professional caregivers face every day. If you are a professional caregiver, don’t miss this important opportunity.
The Area Agency on Aging-Five County Association of Governments has been providing services to frail elderly and disabled adults for over 20 years. We have an experienced staff with extensive skills and knowledge of community resources who can access these services to meet the needs of the aging population across five counties - Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington - in Southern Utah.