More than 140,000 people in Virginia are currently living with Alzheimer's Disease, and that number is expected to increase by over 35 percent in less than 10 years. Thousands of Virginians find themselves in the role of providing care to their loved ones experiencing the disease while also needing to juggle careers, children, and their own health and well being, which hardly leaves enough time to truly prepare for the daily demands of being an Alzheimer's or dementia caregiver.
To support the growing needs of family caregivers and in conjunction with World Alzheimer's Awareness Month, Home Instead Senior Care is offering a Family Alzheimer's and Dementia Workshop on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Taught by Home Instead Senior Care's expert Dementia Trainer Marjorie Hilkert, this engaging and practical workshop will provide family caregivers with resources to identify and prevent potentially dangerous situations and environments, techniques to handle challenging behaviors, encourage engagement with activities, and technology tips available to gain support on a daily basis.
Hilkert is widely known for her passionate advocacy for people with Alzheimer's and dementia and their caregivers. In 2002, her father, Pete Badowski, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and she began helping her mom, his primary caregiver, learn everything they could about it. As a result of that experience, Marjorie found her life's calling. In addition to working at Home Instead Senior Care of training professional CAREGivers in Alzheimer's and Dementia, she is a published author and volunteers at Riverside's Center For Excellent in Aging and Lifelong Health.
Space is limited for this one-night session and registration at homeinstead.com/448 is required. Materials are included with a $10 registration fee.
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