Dementia training series offered for caregivers
ESCANABA — Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) 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.
Understanding Behavior and Support Needs of Persons with Dementia is at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Information on certain behaviors, potential triggers and strategies useful for dementia caregivers will be provided in this one-hour online class, as well as techniques useful for providing daily support and identifying triggers leading to potentially challenging behaviors.
Whether you are a seasoned dementia caregiver, family, or friend, this online training series provides a better understanding of dementia and the impact it has on the person with the disease, how to connect with individuals with dementia through activities, and behaviors and the support needs of persons with dementia.
There is no charge to attend any of the Dementia Series online classes, but you must have a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection and email address, to attend. Registration ends on November 28. To register, visit www.upcap.org or call 2-1-1 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, for assistance.