The Savvy Caregiver Series Offers Support for Family Caregivers

Posted Sept. 05, 2012, at 11:13 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 05, 2012, at 4:49 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 3 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive (Off Rt. 1), Camden, Maine

For more information: Elizabeth Crawford; 1-800-282-0764 ext. 139;

Quarry Hill and Spectrum Generations are teaming up to present The Savvy Caregiver™, a free training program designed for family members of those with memory loss or dementia.

The Savvy Caregiver Training builds:

Attitude: Develop a sense of confidence in caregiving and learn how to care for yourself.

Skills: Learn to easily interact and communicate with the person, as well as how to manage challenging behaviors.

Knowledge: Learn what dementia is and how it affects the person and their behavior.

This 12-hour training program is held in six, two-hour sessions. Mondays, September 10, 17, and 24 and Mondays, October, 1, 15, and 22 from 1 to 3 PM. Participants are asked to attend all six classes.

Seating for The Savvy Caregiver™ is limited, and registration is required. For further information, or to register, call Elizabeth Crawford at 1-800-282-0764, ext. 139.

This training is a research study and caregivers need to complete surveys before and after the training to evaluate the program.