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Popular caregiver training for family and friends of those with dementia returns in October

Are you the caregiver of a loved one living with dementia? The Savvy Caregiver Program is a popular and free six-session training for family and friends who are active caregivers for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

The next workshop series will take place on Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, and November 6, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m., and will be held at LifePath, located on the second floor of the Greenfield Corporate Center: 101 Munson Street, Greenfield, MA 01301.

To register by September 26, email us or leave your contact information at 413-773-5555 x1190 or 978-544-2259 x1190.

Jan 2018 Savvy Caregiver photo WEBTaking care of a person living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia is specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need special skills, knowledge, and a positive attitude that helps them to care for themselves.Savvy Caregiver will help you:

  • Understand the impact of dementia on both you and the person in your care
  • Learn the skills you need to manage daily life
  • Take control and set goals
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Strengthen family resources
  • Feel better about your caregiving
  • Take care of you!

Karen recently completed The Savvy Caregiver Program course. “I came into Savvy not knowing anything about dementia,” says Karen, whose mother has dementia. “When I finished the course, I felt pretty confident that I had a very good understanding of what was going on, and I feel like I am a lot more helpful to my mother now. I’m a lot more empathetic toward my mother. I’m a lot more patient with her.”

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Administration for Community Living in collaboration with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Healthy Living Center of Excellence.

These workshops require pre-registration and are not open to professional caregivers.

LifePath offers many support options for caregivers. Learn more.