Learn from the best: Caring and Coping caregiver workshops

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Wednesday, March 12 – Knoxville

(Click here to register)

Tuesday, April 29 – Cookeville

Caregivers, learn from the best! Featured speakers like Melanie Bunn at the upcoming Knox County workshop focus on “making your helping helpful.”


Melanie, a dynamic lecturer and skillful clinician in the areas of gerontological nursing and dementia, asks caregivers if they want to “Tangle or Tango”.

If caregivers want to “Tangle”, then they will do the following:

  • argue
  • take over too quickly/try to help too much
  • ignore what the person says or does
  • treat the person like a child
  • do it all by yourself
  • don’t take any time for yourself


If caregivers want to “Tango”, she teaches them to learn to do the following:

  • go with the flow
  • help at the level of the person’s loss
  • listen with your eyes, ears, heart and spirit
  • simplify, don’t baby-fy
  • build a caregiving team
  • take time away, physically, emotionally and spiritually
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