Summit Resilience Training for Family & Professional Caregivers
This 8 hour class offers practical advice and encouragement to manage living with dementia in your environment. By the end of the instructional hands-on program, you will discover that your actions can, and will, affect your ability to cope, make good choices, and create positive outcomes for you and the one you love. You will also participate in an exercise that simulates what it must be like to have dementia. In this course, we cover many topics of for family members who care for people with Alzheimer’s disease:
Dementia Related Behaviors
- Anxiety and Anger
- Frustration and Emotional Outbursts
- Repetitive Questions
- Sundowning (refers to a state of confusion and anxiety at the end of the day and into the night.)
Activities of Daily Living
Caregiver Health and Well Being
- What is resilience and how does it apply to being a caregiver?
- How do I take care of myself as a caregiver?
- How do I talk to people about my loved ones’ Dementia?
- How can I find and build support through my family and friends structure?
- Learn positive personal approaches to more rewarding care and new strategies for living with Alzheimer’s.
- Talk about your feeling openly with no judgment in a safe setting.
- Learn how it controls all of our executive functions; memory, judgment, reasoning, language, abstraction, attention, sequencing, perception, and vision are all affected as cognitive abilities become diminished with Alzheimer’s disease.