Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access free six-week caregiver education courses in Farmington, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter. The course will be available on both Tuesday and Saturday mornings
“Skills for Dementia Caregiving” is a FREE six-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter. The two-hour course will be offered once a week for six weeks, on two different days:
· TUESDAY MORNINGS, 10:00am-12:00 noon, January 8 - February 12 at the San Juan Center for Independence, 1204 San Juan Blvd, Farmington, NM 87401.
· SATURDAY MORNINGS, 10:00am-12:00 noon, January 12 – February 16 Cedar Ridge Inn Assisted Living, 800 Saguaro Tr., Farmington, NM 87401.
This evidence-based training aims to teach caregivers practical techniques for interacting with loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and for understanding and managing their behavior. It also imparts tools for long-term planning and for reducing stresses common to dementia or Alzheimer’s caregivers. The course explains the signs, impacts and pathology of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
To register or for more information, call 800-272-3900 or email
. For directions, call 505-326-3680.
Class size is limited and they do fill up quickly. Call now to register. Participants of “Skills for Dementia Caregiving” may be reimbursed for the cost of having others tend to their loved one while they attend the classes.