Free Educational Caregiver Series: Alzheimer’s Assoc. – Capital of TX Chapter

During the months of February and March, The Alzheimer’s Association, Capital of Texas Chapter, will be holding free seminars for individuals who need guidance to take care of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or related dementia.

Led by Suzanne Oliver, LCSW, these seminars provide complementary caregiver education on topics particular to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. All sessions will be held at the Chapter office, 3429 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78731. Following are the dates and topics of each session:

Tuesday, February 9 Part I – Introduction to Alzheimer’s: ALZ 101 6:00 – 7:15 pm What is Alzheimer’s, Diagnosis and treatments, Stages, How to cope

Tuesday, February 16 Part II – Behaviors and Communication
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Preserving dignity, Agitation, Combativeness, Depression, Sexuality, Hallucinations, Managing behaviors, Communication techniques

Tuesday, February 23 Part III – Activities of Daily Living
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Bathing, Eating, Dressing, Toileting, Hydration and nutrition, Safety, Driving, Activities

Tuesday, March 2 Part IV – Care for the Caregiver
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Getting support, Adjustment and grief, Caregiving Issues, Communicating with family and physicians

Registration is required due to limited class size. Please call (512) 241-0420 or email CWells@TXAlz.org if you would like to attend.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit organization that has served Austin and Central Texas since 1984. Our mission is to provide the community with leadership to enhance care for individuals and their families who suffer from this disease.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Austin-Area and tagged by Trinity UMC. Bookmark the permalink.

About Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church is not a church that has all the answers, but we do know the source of our hope, healing, and love. Your continued participation is welcome as we seek to serve God through each other, our community, and our world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to talk. Trinity United Methodist Church is a dynamic community of people, who through their trust in God's faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. In this community, people can find spiritual nurture and growth, mutual support of individual needs, and a sense of family. Reaching out through vital and creative worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s