By Linda Frost, Dementia & Caregiver Outreach Coordinator
Receiving a dementia diagnosis for a loved one can be overwhelming and scary as the person responsible for providing care. There are a lot of considerations, from understanding the changing needs of your loved one to arranging all the necessary support.
CareWell Services is here to help! Our Dementia Series, hosted in partnership with the Willard Library, offers support, information, and resources for family members, friends, and caregivers as they care for their loved one with dementia.
In the April session of the series, we will be talking about Care for the Caregiver. This class will take place on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. During this session we will help you better understand dementia, the different types and symptoms. We will also discuss the journey of becoming a caregiver for a loved one experiencing dementia, the change in relationship, identifying the strengths of your loved one as their abilities change, and the importance of communication.
This session will also emphasize the importance of balancing caregiving with the other parts of your life, sharing caregiving responsibilities, understanding the physical and emotional effects of caregiving, and how to take care of your own health. We will also provide additional resources to help you on your caregiving journey.
You will leave the class with information and resources to help you care for your loved one and yourself well!
To register for Care for the Caregiver, please call CareWell Services at (269) 966-2450.
Visit CareWell Services’ website at www.carewellservices.org to learn more about our other caregiver support programs.