If you’re one of the more than 11 million people providing unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, help is available. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with caring for yourself and your loved one, you can join a free online conference on Tuesday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST to learn some strategies that will help you on a daily basis.
The event is free to attend and will give dementia caregivers:
- Strategies for caregiver self-care and dementia caregiving
- Resources to help with developing routines
- Recent assessment, treatment and care options
The presenters are aging and long-term care professionals, including:
- Melanie Bunn – Dementia training specialist, Dementia Alliance, presenting “How do you know you need help?”
- Nichole Atkinson – Adult intervention team leader, Wilson County (N.C.) Department of Social Services, presenting “Aging in my world”
- Tyronda Whitaker – Regional long-term care ombudsman, Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging, presenting “Payment and placement: The long-term care process”
Those interested in participating in this free learning opportunity should register at DementiaNC.org/Wilson2022. The site also lists more about each speaker and session in the event. A link to the event platform and more details will be emailed to you after you register.
The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging, and North Carolina Family Caregiver Support Program have partnered to present the conference. Though the presenting organizations are based in North Carolina, this event can benefit dementia caregivers across the country.
For more information, please contact Dr. Steven Fulks, Barton College Gerontology Program, at [email protected] or 252-399-6570.