Dementia Information and Links

Understanding a Dementia Diagnosis
Wednesday, November 7th
10:00 – 12:00pm

Being a caregiver for someone with a memory issue or a dementia diagnosis presents its own unique share of challenges both mentally and physically.
Do you often ask yourself why your loved one:

  • Forgets simple things but seems so “normal” at other times?
  • Argues over what seems so obvious?
  • Constantly asks to go home when they are home?
  • Follows you around and asks so many questions?

Why do they give you a hard time when you are only trying to care for them?

Our Understanding A Dementia Diagnosis class instructor Dr. Debra Hagerty DNP, RN, NHA, FACDONA, assistant professor at GA Southern University Armstrong campus, explores the probable progression, treatment, and prognosis of dementia.  Additional time will be allotted for questions, discussions, support and learning from Dr. Hagerty and caregivers who understand the stress of your situation.

If you have attended this unique class in the past but still have questions or are perhaps at a new stage with your loved one, you are more than welcome to attend as often as you feel necessary. We look forward to having you join us!

While this is a free class, we do ask for and accept donations. Please register in advance by calling 912.629.1331 or by e-mailing info@edelcaregiverinstitute.org with your name and contact information.  Thank you.

Dealing With Dementia Workshop for Family Caregivers
Check back for future classes in 2019
9:00am – 1:00pm

FAMILY CAREGIVERS are those who are caring for a family member or friend who are non-paid, non-trained, non-professional.  To support our local family caregivers of people with dementia, the Edel Caregiver Institute is offering a workshop developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI).  The Dealing with Dementia Workshop provides tips and strategies for caregivers on best practices for caring for their loved ones and themselves.

The goal for the Dealing with Dementia Caregiver Workshop is for Alzheimer’s and dementia family caregivers to gain a better understanding of dementia, utilize strategies to effectively manage dementia behaviors, and develop habits of stress management and self-care.

Caregivers who attend the four-hour workshop will receive a copy of the new Dealing with Dementia Guide.  This guide provides over 300 pages of information and solutions to problems caregivers face every day.  If you are a caregiver or know someone who is caring for a loved one with dementia, don’t miss this important opportunity.

Please note this workshop is for non-professional caregivers.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  SEATING IS LIMITED.
To reserve your spot, please contact:
Jill Costello at 912-629-1331 or at JCostello@EdelCaregiverInstitute.org

The RCI REACH* program is an in-home, tailored caregiver support intervention designed for family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia.
If you would like to take advantage of this very helpful and free program, we at the Edel Caregiver Institute would be happy to make the necessary referral on your behalf. Just call us at 912.629.1331.