A free dementia care workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at South Pinewood Baptist Church, 8869 U.S. 79.
Classes will be taught by nurse educators with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, according to the UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program officials.
“Learn the care skills needed to care for family members with dementia,” a spokesman said in a news release. “Family members are called upon to provide more caregiving than ever before. This free dementia care workshop provides an overview of dementia and caregiving for anyone providing unpaid care for an older adult with dementia.”
Through lecture, hands-on demonstrations and individual questions, the workshop will review types and stages of dementia, dealing with caregiver stress or burnout, communication techniques, enhancing self-esteem and dignity, activities of daily living such as dressing and medication administration, home safety, nutrition and local resources and reference materials.
This program is funded by UAMS and a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. For details or to sign up, call 870-879-1440 or email Charlotte Clausen@uams.edu .