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Alzheimers Resource of Alaska 

'Savvy Caregiver' training for dementia care

 


Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska will offer “Savvy Professional” training workshops this month in Ketchikan, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Palmer. Sponsored in part by the Trust Training Cooperative, the workshops are designed for those who have a working knowledge of dementia and are in roles that support individuals, families and/or direct care workers.

Learning objectives include:

• Compare the current state of one’s personal and organizational practices with those identified as best practice in person centered care.

• Identify quality indicators that measure the effectiveness of a person-centered care model.

• Practice strength-based care planning.

• Discuss the concept of attaining the highest practicable level of well-being through meaningful engagement. 

CNE activity credit is available.

The workshop schedule is:

Ketchikan, May 12, 141 Bryant Street, Great Room, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructor and contact: Marilyn McKay, 907-561-3313 or mmckay@alzalaska.org   

Anchorage, May 15, Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Anchorage Office, 1750 Abbott Rd., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructor and contact: Marilyn McKay, 907-561-3313 or mmckay@alzalaska.org

Fairbanks, May 21, Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Fairbanks Office, 565 University Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructor and contact: Marilyn McKay, 907-561-3313 or mmckay@alzalaska.org

Palmer, May 21, Trinity Barn Plaza, 10355 E. Palmer-Wasilla Hwy., Suite 110, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructor and contact: Linda Shepard, 907-746-3413 or lshepard@alzalaska.org.

Juneau classes

A six-week “Savvy Caregiver Dementia Care” series will be offered May 7 through June 11 in Juneau, with classes meeting Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., 3225 Hospital Drive. The classes are for family caregivers, with discussions on decision making and the emotions caregivers face, as well as a thorough overview of Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Classes are free but registration is required in advance and availability is limited. Contact Amber Smith, 586-6044 or asmith@alzalaska.org.

 
 

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