LITTLE ROCK - 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.

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.

Our local event will be held in Jonesboro on July 19, 2019 from 9am to 2:30pm at St. Bernard's Auditorium, located at 505 East Washington Avenue.

For more information, to find an event, or to inquire about the grant, contact Alzheimer's Arkansas by calling 501-224-0021 or vist http://www.alzark.org/hope-for-the-future/

About Alzheimer's Arkansas: Alzheimer's Arkansas is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and financial assistance to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. They have served Arkansans in need, statewide, since 1934.

 

 

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