Caring for a person with dementia is a role like no other, and that role requires training. The FREE Savvy Caregiver classes provide training for unpaid family caregivers.
The small group discussion classes address the progressive impact of the illness and the skills needed to manage daily caregiver responsibilities. The six sessions will help develop good care management tools through group discussions, skill building, problem solving, assertiveness training, and brainstorming.
Participants will learn to:
- Understand dementia & its effect on behavior.
- Develop strategies to build contented involvement in the care recipient, creating a calmer environment for all.
- Develop effective strategies for caregiving and decision making.
- Adopt a more strategic outlook on caregiving and work.
Registration is required. FREE classes begin September 15th from 6-8pm (CST) at Countryside (415 S. Crow, Pierre); classes continue weekly through October 20, 2022. Call Carmen at (605) 333-3319 to register or for more information.