Caregiver workshop series to begin April 30 at Peabody Home | Health & Wellbeing

FRANKLIN – Peabody Home is running a free Caregiver Survival Workshop, which will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 6-7: 30., on April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, June 28, and 24 Peabody Place.

The workshops are open to anyone interested in caring for someone with dementia. Classes will include educational information, tips for dealing with common difficulties, and time to ask questions and share experiences.

There are six sessions. Participants do not have to attend all courses, but they take each other.

Session 1: Exploring Dementia – We listen to what the experts say

Session 2: The care of the carer caring for the person with dementia; you are with this together

Session 3: Early Dementia Steps – I feel lost, will I lose myself?

Session 4: Middle Dementia Steps – Communication is falling apart

Session 5: Late Steps of Dementia – I can't do it anymore, it doesn't recognize me

Session 6: Living with Dementia – Getting happy moments, dying with dementia-let me go

In addition, attendees will have access to resources for more information, access to the Caregiver Survival Guide from the Blazers Care, a better understanding of what is expected, as well as tools to help cope and become more effective as the disease progresses.

These workshops will be ratified by Cheryl Barnes, RN, a certified dementia practitioner and Alzheimer's care trainer.

For more information visit www.peabodyhome.org/single-post/Dementia-Course. Space is limited, and requested to register in advance. Call: Teresa at 603-934-3618.

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