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Training for caregivers who assist persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Caring for persons with Dementia is work requiring specialized knowledge and skills. The need to advance dementia care education has never been greater. As more and more people live with dementia, the urgency grows for us to strengthen our ability to communicate with and serve those with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

"Savvy Caregiver" - Training for Families
The Savvy Caregiver Program is a unique approach that gathers and presents ideas from many disciplines: geriatrics, therapy, nursing and social work, etc. Caregivers learn, develop and modify strategies and skills they can use to produce positive outcomes that lessen their own stress and improve their particular caregiver situation.
     Questions? Contact Tom Rinkoski at (352) 378-6649, extension 126, or via e-mail at rinkoskit@agingresources.org.

Tepa Snow
Teepa Snow teaches about appropriate levels of care needed during different stages of dementia, which behaviors to expect and how to handle them, how to reduce the risk of falls, and much more.

Resources

Videos

Free publications

Free radio show
  • Care Diary - Simplifying Life for the Caregiver - View website

Free e-books
  • The Working Family Caregiver: tips for balancing career and caregiving, by Denise M. Brown, founder of caregiver.com - View website

List of national organizations for health and aging issues
  • NIH's Health & Aging Organizations Directory - View website

Websites with helpful information

Books for purchase (links to Amazon.com)

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