For more information on these free services available in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties, please call us toll free: (800) 388-0199
CARES® Dementia Care for Families™
Are you concerned about the possibility of memory loss? Or, are you caring for a loved one with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia and would like to learn more about the disease and caregiving techniques?
The 3 modules (3 hours) include:
- Understanding Memory Loss
- Living with Dementia
- Using the CARES® Approach
The CARES® Approach you will learn in this program stands for:
C – Connect with the Person
A – Assess Behavior
R – Respond Appropriately
E – Evaluate What Works
S – Share with Others
The online program is rich with activities and video interviews of family caregivers, people with dementia, and dementia experts. We suggest that facility administrators using CARES purchase a site license that includes this program, so that everyone (staff and families) can have a common understanding and language around the CARES Approach and dementia care.
CARES® Dementia Care for Families™ was funded in part by a grant from the National Institute on Aging and was developed in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association and a national team of experts.
Education Specialist – Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties
Danielle Hance (518)564-3368
Education Specialist- Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties
Stacey Barcomb (518)832-4992