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Video series helps caregivers understand dementia

By From page A5 | January 16, 2014

The Yolo Adult Day Health Center will present the popular series “Accepting the Challenge: Providing the Best Care for People with Dementia.” This training is designed to help caregivers better understand the behaviors and symptoms of people with dementia, and improve their caregiving skills.

The training program focuses on quality care and quality of life issues.

* Part I: “What is Dementia?; Symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Physical Approach and Communication Skills” will be shown on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.;

* Part II: “Offering Assistance; Evaluating Cognitive Level; Meaningful Days (Activities); and Problem Behaviors” will be shown on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Both parts will be repeated on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
All showings will take place at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Refreshments will be provided. There is no cost, but donations are always appreciated.

Advance registration is encouraged; call 530-666-8828 or email [email protected].
The programs are offered by Dignity Health: Yolo Adult Day Health Center and the Area 4 Agency on Aging.

Enterprise staff

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