Dementia training series offered for caregivers
ESCANABA — Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress is offering a three-part online Dementia training series, “Developing Dementia Dexterity,” for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia on Wednesdays, December 1, 8 and 15 at 11 a.m. EST. Each class is an hour long and includes The Dementia Overview for Family and Friends, Planning Activities for Persons with Dementia, and Understanding Behavior and Support Needs of Persons with Dementia.
The Dementia Overview for Family and Friends training is at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The one-hour online class provides information about dementia as a disease, how the disease affects more than just memory, the role of confusion, and communication skills as well as providing strategies and techniques useful for daily interaction with individuals living with dementia.
Planning Activities for Persons with Dementia is at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. This one-hour online interactive training will provide information on engaging activities and assisting individuals with dementia in a way that promotes contented involvement, as well as strategies and techniques useful for planning daily activities.