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Alzheimer’s Training Program Graduates

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Home Instead Senior Care proudly announces the first class of CAREGivers to complete their new nationally recognized Alzheimer’s training program called CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education.

“This training program is the best I’ve seen,” states Theresa Dash, Human Resources Manager for Home Instead Senior Care, “and really takes our belief, ‘To Us It’s Personal’ to heart.”  The classroom instruction includes hands-on and practical applications for Caregivers to better understand the many behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  The techniques learned not only help Caregivers to manage these behaviors, but also build trust with the client, keep them safe and share their heart.

The graduating class pictured left to right:: Donna Labate, Terry Gugliotta, Valerie O’Neil, Theresa Dash, Sharon Runion, Molly Lavigna, Michelle Parise, Brittany Bengough.

Another aspect of the Alzheimer’s CARE Training Program is an approach called “Capturing  Life’s Journey®” that involves gathering stories and experiences about the senior to help  Caregivers provide comfort while honoring the individual’s past.  Because people with Alzheimer’s disease have difficulty with short-term memory, the Capturing Life’s Journey approach taps into long-term memory.

For more information, visit HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com or contact Annette Balis, Home Instead Senior Care 330-995-1522