Caregiver education and training is available and provides the necessary knowledge and information to enable caregivers to navigate through the progression of dementia. The current topics may include, but are not limited to: dementia and its progression, behavior management strategies and interventions, coping skills, resource availability and caregiver wellness. A variety of in-person and/or virtual education and training programs are available throughout the region.
Sometimes you may feel that you don’t know how to care for your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. You are not alone. Each day may bring different challenges. Learning about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can help you understand and cope with these challenges.
Education Specialist – Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties
Danielle Hance (518)564-3368
Education Specialist- Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties
Stacey Barcomb (518)832-4992
Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease – Your Easy-To-Use Guide from the National Institute on AgingDownload
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease – What You Need to Know from the National Institute on AgingDownload
Understanding Memory Loss – What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering from the National Institute on AgingDownload