Free training for caregivers

Home Instead Senior Care in Blackrock, Cork is offering a unique approach to help local families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, with free training for families caregivers now available through a free training workshop taking place Tuesday, 16th September at 10.30am, at Bishopstown Library. “Until there is a cure, we offer an interim solution,” said Noeleen Cronin owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care office. The purpose of the Alzheimer’s Confidence to Care Workshop is to support family caregivers when it comes to understanding dementias and providing care at home for a loved one. The workshop for family caregivers consists of four classes; Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Overview; Capturing Life’s Journey; Techniques to Manage Behaviours; and Activities to Encourage Engagement. A free kit is available for those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Also called Confidence to Care, the kit includes advice and resources to help families keep the home safe for a person with a dementia as well as advice on caring for the caregiver. For more information about the free Confidence to Care workshop in your area, contact your local Home Instead Senior Care office at 021 500 2190 or visit www.homeinstead.ie.

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