The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce that we will be offering a Caregiver College in Gainesville in 2015. This is a new program in this area that we hope will meet the needs of caregivers who are looking for assistance with specific issues related to caregiving for a person with dementia. The topics for the classes were chosen in large part based on the results of a survey of Gainesville area caregivers conducted earlier this year.
Classes will mostly be small interactive sessions of one or two hours. Each class will focus on a specific issue. Some topics that will be covered throughout the year include: dealing with a diagnosis, legal planning, caregiver stress, driving issues, current research, behavior, communication and much more. Most classes will be offered more than once at different times of day to accommodate caregivers’ busy schedules.
Caregivers can attend just one session or every session during the year. There are no requirements to attend other than completing an orientation. These orientation sessions will be offered during the year so that caregivers can enroll at any time. We currently have orientations scheduled on January 21 at both 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and would welcome any caregivers interested in learning more to register for one of these sessions.
If you wish to register for an orientation session for the Caregiver College or if you have any questions about the process, please contact David Huckabee, Associate Program Director, at (800) 272-3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.