BANGOR, Maine – Dementia Care Strategies, Inc. will hold two sessions of the six-week Maine Savvy Caregiver Program for family caregivers caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia at home starting in July.
Both sessions will run on Wednesdays starting July 11th and run through August 15th. The first session will be held in Lincoln at Colonial Healthcare from 2 – 4 p.m. The second session will be held at Winterberry Heights in Bangor from 5:15 – 7:15 pm. There is no cost to attend.
Program participants will learn what dementia is and how it affects personality and behavior; develop a sense of confidence in caring for a person with dementia, gain skill in how to care for themselves and reduce the stress of caregiving, and learn proven techniques for how to effectively interact with their family member and manage challenging behaviors.
The program is sponsored by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Aging and Disability Services with funding from the U.S. Administration on Aging. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call Kathryn Pears at 751-8183 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.