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TITLE:
Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. Hosts Free Caregiver Training Class
WHEN:
01.28.2013 - 05.06.2013
Category:
NYNP Events

DESCRIPTION

Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) has announced that it will host a free 14-week caregiver training class.


When:  Classes meet every Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., starting January 28.


Where: Atria Senior Living, located at 4089 Nesconset Highway in South Setauket.


This course is for professional caregivers who care for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. Social workers, nursing home administrators and recreational therapists who attend the class are eligible to receive Continuing Education Unit credits.


These classes will cover five main topics: the process and development of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias; the behaviors associated with dementia and how to manage and cope with them; communication skills for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias and their families; strategies for developing meaningful activities for those with dementia; and support services and stress management training.


In addition to instruction, students will participate in role-playing situations and have the opportunity to work with case studies. For students who need to do research, ADRC will have an on-site research library at its Bay Shore location that is scheduled to open in early February.


There is no fee to register. There will be up to 20 students per class. For more information, or to register, please call Robin Lombardo or Michelle Ashbahian at 1 (855) 732-4500. For more information about ADRC, please call Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, at (631) 820-8068 or click here to visit us online.