Alzheimer’s Association Offers Free Training Classes for Caregivers

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Training program gives an edge to both family caregivers and professionals

CLEVELAND, OH, Feb. 28, 2013 – Caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias can be very challenging. Learning how to adjust communication styles and approach behavioral challenges can make all the difference.

The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter offers comprehensive, full-day dementia care training sessions to family caregivers at locations throughout Northeast Ohio – at no charge. Professional caregivers are also invited to participate for a $50.00 fee. The class provides four CEUs for social workers and nurses.

Offered monthly, the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Training course prepares caregivers for the challenges and helps to lessen the stress. The six-hour program is geared toward nursing assistants working in both community-based and long-term care settings, as well as family members caring for a loved one.

Session topics include:
·         Overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
·         Improving communication techniques
·         How to connect with and engage people with memory and thinking problems with activities
·         Techniques for managing challenging behaviors

Registration is required and attendees should plan to bring a brown bag lunch/dinner.
To register, call 800.272.3900 or email dbarille@alz.org.

Dementia Care Training Dates & Locations
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
9:00am-3:00pm
Lorain County Office on Aging
320 North Gateway Blvd.
Elyria, OH 44035

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
9:00am-3:00pm
Lake County Council on Aging
8520 East Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060

Monday, May 6, 2013
9:00am-3:00pm
Ashtabula County Medical Center
2420 Lake Ave.
Ashtabula, OH 44004

Tuesday, June 5, 2013
9:00am-3:00pm
Alzheimer’s Association
23215 Commerce Park, Ste. 300
Beachwood, OH 44122

ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CLEVELAND AREA CHAPTER
The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter serves Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties with offices in Ashtabula, Avon, Beachwood, Chardon and Mentor.  The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The disease currently affects an estimated 5.4 million American adults (about 56,000 in Northeast Ohio) and is the 6th leading cause of death in the country. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org, Follow us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

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