Workshop for carers of family dementia | Community. T

Workshop for carers of family dementia | Community.  T

Family carers are the backbone of community-based services, providing over $ 450 billion of unpaid services across this nation. To support local family carers for people with dementia, Maryville is offering a workshop to develop Rosgynn Institute Carter for Caregiving (RCI). The Dealing with Dementia Workshop provides carers with tips and strategies on good practice to care for their loved ones and themselves.

“Most family carers look after a loving person without having access to training and education that is needed,” said Gayle Alston, Director of the RCI Center of Training Excellence. “Caring for a loving person is a valuable and loving experience. However, due to the physical and emotional demands of childcare and the difficulties specific to dementia care, carers often experience high levels of stress and depression. The goal of the Dementia Care Workshop is that Alzheimer's carers and dementia families will give a better understanding of dementia, use strategies to manage dementia behaviors effectively, and develop stressful and self-care management habits.

Carers attending the workshop will receive four copies of the new Dementia Treatment Directive. This guide provides over 300 information and resolution pages on problems faced by carers each day. If you are a carer or know someone caring for a loving person with dementia, don't miss this important opportunity.

The training will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the First Maryville Baptist Church, 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Individuals must pre-register for the workshop no later than Thursday, 27 June, by contacting First Church Baptist at 865-982-5531 or


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