Strategies for Caring for a Loved One with Dementia
This brief workshop will pursue three major aims. First, it will provide participants with an understanding of the ways in which Alzheimer's, disease and similar dementias, progressively affects a person's abilities to use cognitive powers, control emotions and behaviors, and carry out everyday tasks and activities. Second, it will propose that there is a reasonable goal for (and way of judging) caregiving, one that is aimed at the person's comfort and that doesn't cause caregivers to beat themselves up. And third, the workshop will offer practical suggestions about how family members might communicate and develop care strategies that acknowledge and take into account the losses that are produced by the disease. The workshop is an abbreviated version of the Savvy Caregiver Program, an educational program that has been shown, in a randomized trial, to reduce dementia family caregiver distressed. The Savvy Caregiver Program was developed by Dr. Ken Hepburn of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory.
This workshop is brought to you by Emory University Benefits Worklife and Woodruff Health Sciences Center for Health in Aging.
Zoom link will be sent out with reminder.
May 18, 2022 12:00 PM - May 18, 2022 1:00 PM
Zoom Webinar, Zoom Webinar
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2022
Facilitator: Dr. Kenneth Hepburn