A new workshop series called ‘REAL TALK’ hopes to offer much needed support by engaging in an open and honest dialogue nationwide among Black and Brown communities about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The virtual workshop is a monthly series of two-hour sessions and include storytelling by caregivers, presentations by dementia experts, a question-and-answer panel, and an online “resource room” filled with information.
The next session, Understanding Behaviors in Dementia, will be held at 10 a.m. (MST) on Saturday, March 5.
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Read below for more information about this session.
“Essentials of Planning” – in Caregiver Role
Planning, scheduling, communicating, coordinating, are some of the practical tasks and expectations of being an effective dementia caregiver. Strategies to take care of yourself while also caring and taking care of others are presented in a way that helps you to walk away with your own plans. Should you have certain documents? What is your essential “to do” list as you go further in your caregiver journey? Ms. Thompson offers practical tips that help you build your caregiving plans, including what to do in the uncertain world of dementia caregiving when things don’t go according to plan. This session logically follows all the information and stories you have heard about dementia and caring for those living with dementia. The session explores applying much of your learnings to you and how you give care.