Alzheimer’s Care Workshops

Register today to attend a FREE Creating Confident Caregiver Training

Call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B

(800) 852-7795

Creating Confident Caregiver® Training 

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory loss?

The AAA 1-B and the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter are offering a FREE educational training program for family members who are caring for a person with a dementia related illness, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, and who live in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties.

The Creating Confident Caregivers (CCC) training program has been proven to reduce caregiver stress by providing caregivers with useful tools and information. The CCCprogram is not a support group, but an opportunity to learn new information and strategies that will make the job of caregiving easier and more rewarding. Caregivers will learn about the progression of the disease, how it impacts their loved one, learn strategies to manage difficult behaviors and the importance of taking care of themselves.

Caregivers will learn how to:

  • Reduce caregiver related stress
  • Improve caregiver confidence
  • Create a positive caregiving environment
  • Plan daily activities for your loved one based on their strengths
  • Deal with behaviors caused by dementia and its effects on the brain

The CCC trainings are held for two hours, once a week for six weeks (see below for training locations, dates and times). On site respite care will also be available to participants free of charge. All materials, flyers, and training books are provided by the AAA 1-B, and there is no cost for the caregiver to attend this training. The class is limited to 12 participants. Up to three members from one family can attend a training together. Caregivers should plan to attend all six sessions to get the full benefit from the program.

The Creating Confident Caregivers Program utilizes training methods from the University of Minnesota’s Savvy Caregiver Program. The CCC program is supported, in part, by MDHHS/Aging & Adult Services Agency and the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, in partnership with theThe Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter.

Locations, dates and times offered for the CCC training in 2016 are:                                                                          

Evangelical Homes of MI – The Memory Support Center of Brecon
101 Brecon Drive
Saline, MI
Wednesdays:  October 5, 12, 19, 26 & November 2, 9, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Livingston County Catholic Charities – Be Our Guest Program
2020 East Grand River Ave., Ste. 103
Howell, MI  48843
Thursdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 10, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Macomb County Verkuilen Building Auditorium
21885 Dunham Rd.
Clinton Twp., MI  48036
Fridays: October 7, 14, 21, 28 & November 4, 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Catholic Charities of SE MI – Sheltering Arms ADHS Center
3300 S. Adams Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI  48326
Mondays: October 10, 17, 24, 31 & November 7, 14, 2016
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information or to register, please call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at (800) 852-7795.

 

More classes will be schedule in 2017.