Alzheimer’s Association Introduces In-Depth Training for Family Caregivers

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-Six Week Series to Provide Full Spectrum of Education-

The Alzheimer’s Association introduces “The Savvy Caregiver” a new program designed to provide clinical level training for family caregivers. This six week series will be offered in Milwaukee on consecutive Thursdays from May 20 – June 24, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160, in Milwaukee. This workshop is open to family members who are providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

The Savvy Caregiver program is a unique approach to family caregiver education. The central concept is the notion of strategy. Throughout the program caregivers are urged to learn, develop and modify strategies to accomplish the goal for their particular caregiving situation. Participants will come away with increased personal knowledge, skills to assess abilities of a loved one with dementia, confidence to set and alter caregiving goals, strategies to manage activities of daily living, and perspective on the course of Alzheimer’s and other related dementia.

The program will be presented by Diane Baughn, Education and Training Services Manager, Alzheimer’s Association. The materials cost for the six week course is $30; advance registration is required. Scholarships are available. For registration and information, please contact Diane Baughn at 414-479-8800 or send an email to

The Alzheimer’s Association is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and local services visit or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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