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Series of Free Caregiver Workshops by Alzheimer’s Arkansas Scheduled Statewide

March 8

Alzheimer’s Arkansas invites caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to participate in one of their several upcoming caregiver workshops around the state. The 2019 Little Rock Hope for the Future Caregiver Workshop will kick off the series of workshops on Friday, March 8, at Geyer Springs Baptist Church.

Hope for the Future workshops provide education, tools, training and support to family and professional caregivers to help improve their skills regarding Alzheimer’s disease and its progression. Through the support of local vendors and sponsors, the workshop is completely FREE for caregivers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear national and local speakers who will present on topics concerning caregivers of early-to late-stage patients.

“Whether it’s legal advice, tough financial decisions, redirecting challenging behaviors or simply learning what Alzheimer’s is, we’ll have something for everyone,” said Carolyn Torrence, program and education director for Alzheimer’s Arkansas.

In order to ensure the events are accessible for all caregivers, the organization is offering mini-grants to cover the cost of daycare or in-home care on the day of the events. Attendees can fill out a simple form and receive reimbursement shortly after the workshop.

Continuing education credits (CEU’s) are available for nurses, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, emergency medical services, social workers and certified nursing assistants.

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March 8