Caring for Someone with Dementia: Classes Start in April

Caring for Someone with Dementia: Classes Start in April

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Southfield and Bloomfield Township – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) and the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter are hosting free training workshops for families caring for someone with a dementia related illness, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The Creating Confident Caregivers® (CCC) program has been proven to reduce caregiver stress by empowering caregivers with useful tools and information.

Caregivers are encouraged to attend all six two-hour classes in order to complete the training. All materials, flyers, and training books are provided by the AAA 1-B, and there is no cost for the caregiver to attend this training. The class is limited to 12 participants. Up to three members from one family can attend a training together. Onsite respite care, for the loved one with dementia, will be available to participants free of charge, to help ensure the caregiver is able to attend the training.

The CCC training will be held once a week for six weeks at the locations listed below:

Alzheimer’s Association
25200 Telegraph Road, Ste. 100, Southfield, MI  48033
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Bloomfield Township Senior Center

4315 Andover Road, Bloomfield Twp., MI  48302
Thursdays, May 18, 25 & June 1, 8, 15, 22
10:00 a.m. – noon

The CCC program is designed to increase the knowledge, skills, and outlook of a spouse, adult child, relative or significant other caring for someone with memory loss or dementia at home. This program is supported by the MDHHS/Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA), the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, and the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter. To register, or for more information about the CCC training program, as well as on-site respite care, call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at (800) 852-7795, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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About the Area Agency on Aging 1-B
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is a nonprofit agency responsible for services to more than 640,000 persons aged 60 and older residing in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. Through the provision of home care and community-based services, older adults and persons with disabilities are given options that can help maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

 

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