“Together We Make a Difference”
Caring & Coping caregiver workshops are designed by Alzheimer’s Tennessee to help the community better care for those with Alzheimer’s disease. Participants learn skills and strategies to cope with the challenges of caregiving for dementia. Sessions feature various keynote speakers who are nationally-renowned and/or local experts in the field.
The caregiver workshops offered across Tennessee throughout the year provide valuable and practical training for family care partners, volunteers and professional care providers who deal with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Workshops are planned for Blount County, Sevier County, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma this fall.
After the workshops, participants should have the following:
- A better understanding of the disease, its process, and available treatments
- Practical tips for caring for an individual with dementia, while maintaining one’s own health and spirituality
Sessions typically start at 8:30 a.m. and end in the afternoon. Workshops will cover a variety of topics including an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, caregiver guilt, spirituality, and personal care issues.
Caring and Coping Workshops take place in Tennessee Communities year round.
The full-day training will include all handouts as well as a morning snack and lunch. Conference fees are typically $25 for family care partners and $45 for professional care partners (professional fee includes CEU’s for administrators of residential homes for the aged as well as assisted living facilities).