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The Savvy Caregiver

Are you a caregiver for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or another, related dementia? Does that person live at home? Are you looking for ways to increase your knowledge and confidence in this role?

What is the Savvy Caregiver?
This program is designed to equip family members and others for the caregiving role. Developed by the University of Minnesota, the classes will help you gain:
A better understanding of the disease
• The skills to assess the abilities of the person with dementia
• The confidence to set and alter caregiving goals
• Strategies to manage the day-to-day care of the person with dementia, including personal care
• The skills to take better care of yourself
• Tips on how to build a positive partnership with healthcare professionals

Class information:
Savvy Caregiver is designed for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s who continue to live at home (not in a residential care setting). Classes meet for six consecutive weeks, for two hours each.

Classes are offered free of charge through an Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Service Program (ADSSP) grant from the Administration for Community Living.

Upcoming classes:
Join us at one of our upcoming classes. Click below for more details.

Four consecutive sessions:
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

*Call for class times*

GatheringPoint Church of the Nazarene
897 W. Bourbonnais Parkway Bourbonnais, IL 60914

For more information or to register call Trinette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.
*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Six consecutive sessions:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

*Call for class times*

Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail Lake Zurich, IL 60047

For more information or to register call Trinette Caldwell at 847.324.0360
*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.