Free to Community – Family Caregiver Workshop on Dementia

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The workshop will present an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and provide caregiving tips that contribute to maintaining respect, dignity and quality of life for the person living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Information will also be presented on nutrition, behavior, communication techniques and activities.

The UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging serves the needs of an aging generation with the highest standards of research and care. It was established through a 1997 gift of $28.8 million from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and expanded through a 2009 foundation gift of $33.4 million. Within the institute is the Arkansas Aging Initiative (AAI), created from part of Arkansas’ share of the Master Tobacco Settlement to improve the health of older Arkansans through interdisciplinary clinical care and innovative education programs, and to influence state and national health policy. The AAI created nine Centers on Aging located throughout the state to provide senior adults access to quality care within a 60-mile drive from their homes. These nine centers offer the Schmieding Home Caregiver Program to provide opportunities for the elderly to stay in their homes.

Visit our program/events page or visit our Schmieding Center near you to sign up for their next Family Caregiver Workshop!