Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiving Program Options

We offer a range of education and training to better prepare caregivers for their caregiving role. Our Education Programs are available for both families in the comfort of their home or professionals in a public setting. Books that reinforce the training are available at no charge upon completion of the course.

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Caregiving and the Holidays: The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone. When the task of caregiving for a person with memory loss is added, the holidays can become even more difficult. This training will review caregiver stress and how to make the holidays less stressful. Some tips will be reviewed for preparing other family members on the changes the person with dementia may experience.

November 13th, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Keene Valley Library, click here for details.

November 14th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Indian Lake Public Library, click here for details.

November 19th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Greenwich Free Library, click here for details.

November 20th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Crandall Public Library, click here for details.

November 20th, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Holy Ghost Parish Hall, click here for details.

November 26th, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Chateaugay Memorial Library, click here for details.

November 27th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Argyle Public Library, click here for details.

November 29th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Schroon Lake Senior Center, click here for details.

November 29th, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Pember Library & Museum, click here for details.

December 5th, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Elizabethtown Social Center, click here for details.

December 6th, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Turnpike Wesleyan Church, click here for details.

December 11th, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Dannemora Community Center, click here for details.

Contact Us: 

Education Specialist – Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties

Danielle Hance (518)564-3368

Education Specialist- Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties

Stacey Barcomb (518)832-4992

Dementia: What Does it Mean?: Reviews the differences between aging and dementia. In addition, we talk about four different forms of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Bodies with Dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia.

Book: Understanding Alzheimer’s:  A First Time Caregiver’s Plan

April 25th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Center, click here for details.

May 17th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Ticonderoga Town Hall, click here for details.

June 6th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Elizabethtown Social Center, click here for details.

June 19th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Fort Covington Senior Citizens Center, click here for details.

August 22nd, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saint Regis Falls Adult Center, click here for details.

September 6th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Caregiver Support Initiative Queensbury, click here for details.

September 12th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Black Watch Library, click here for details.

September 25th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Ivy Terrace Community Room, click here for details.

October 3rd, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Dannemora Community Center Cafeteria, click here for details.

October 10th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saranac Lake Adult Center, click here for details.

December 6th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Pember Library & Museum, click here for details.

October 22nd, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Elizabethtown Circulating Library, click here for details.

October 23rd, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Malone Adult Center, click here for details.

October 25th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Schroon Lake Senior Center, click here for details.

October 30th, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Holy Ghost Parish Center, click here for details.

November 6th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Argyle Public Library, click here for details.

November 7th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Indian Lake Public Library, click here for details.

November 14th, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., St. Patrick’s Parish Center, click here for details.

November 14th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Indian Lake Public Library, click here for details.

November 15th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Town of Johnsburg Library, click here for details.

November 16th, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Dannemora Community Center Cafeteria, click here for details.

November 27th, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, click here for details.

December 12th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Greenwich Free Library, click here for details.

Just Diagnosed, What’s Next?: Reviews what to do if you or a loved one gets a diagnosis of dementia. We talk about feelings you may be having, and how to talk to your family and friends about the diagnosis. We learn about the next steps for home safety, driving and financial planning. We also discuss how caregivers can step into their new role in the person’s life.

Book: Help is Here: When Someone You Love has Dementia

May 9th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Building, click here for details.

July 18th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Elizabethtown Social Center, click here for details.

September 13th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Caregiver Support Initiative Queensbury, click here for details.

December 6th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Town of Johnsburg Library, click here for details.

Creating a Strong Care Team: We talk about why having a care team is important and what it can do for the primary caregiver. We discuss how to ask for help, some people who can be on the care team and the different tasks they can do to help. We also talk about how to have a family meeting.

Book: The Caregiver’s Journey, Building Your Care Team

June 20th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Building, click here for details.

September 20th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Elizabethtown Social Center, click here for details.

Advance Directives and Financial Planning: Reviews different parts of advanced planning and why they are important to think about early. We also talk about the different pieces of advanced planning such as wills, advanced directives and power of attorneys.

Book: 5 Wishes

September 19th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Building, click here for details.

September 27th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Caregiver Support Initiative Queensbury, click here for details.

October 17th, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Wadhams Free Library, click here for details.

Caregiver Quality of Life and Self Care: We discuss feelings that caregivers could have at any time about their situation and how to cope with those feelings. We talk about stress management and self talk. Also, how to ask for help. We review how to keep yourself healthy, too.

Book: Creating Moments of Joy

March 16th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Town of Jay Offices, click here for details.

March 20th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Malone Adult Center, click here for details.

April 18th, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Mercy Living Center, click here for details.

July 17th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Malone Adult Center, click here for details.

September 20th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Caregiver Support Initiative Queensbury, click here for details.

September 26th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Building, click here for details.

November 1st, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Elizabethtown Social Center, click here for details.

Finding Meaningful Activities: Learn how to plan activities with your loved one. We discuss how to break them down so your loved one can understand them. Also, learn some examples of activities your loved one may enjoy.

Books: Activities to Do with Your Parent Who has Alzheimer’s Dementia and Color Your Mind

October 10th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Building, click here for details.

Planning for Future Care: Learn about the different levels of care and how each one can be helpful. We discuss hospital stays, and both planned and emergency visits. We talk about home care, assisted living care, nursing homes and hospice. We also learn about how to pay for long-term care.

Book: 36 Hour Day

October 24th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Building, click here for details.

Contact Us: 

Education Specialist – Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties

Danielle Hance (518)564-3368

Education Specialist- Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties

Stacey Barcomb (518)832-4992