Dementia Caregiving 101

A program designed to equip family members and others for the caregiving role.

Join us for an educational series of what to expect when caring for those with dementia or memory loss. The series is eight weeks long — feel free to register for one session, or all eight. Each week explores different topics helpful in developing skills to caring for those with dementia, including effective communication strategies, addressing Alzheimer's behaviors, family dynamics, meaningful activities, planning for the future, and much more. This program is designed to equip family caregivers of individuals living at home.

This caregiver program will give you:

  • A better understanding of the disease
  • The skills to assess the abilities of the person with dementia
  • Strategies to manage the day‐to‐day care of the person with dementia, including personal care
  • The skills to take better care of yourself
     

No cost to participate

Classes are offered free of charge.

When are the sessions?

Classes will begin Tuesday, August 2 and continue each Tuesday through September 20. Space for in-person attendance will be limited, but there will also be an option to join virtually. Recordings and slides for the sessions are available to view here.

How to register

Registration is available here. Participants can register for individual classes or for each of the eight weeks. Please note that participants interested in attending all eight weeks need to register for each class.

For more information, contact:

217.545.7204
care@siumed.edu.