Barnegat Leader

Dealing With Dementia Workshop on Oct. 16

Sep 19, 2018

Home Instead Senior Care of Waretown will hold a Dealing With Dementia workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Barnegat Recreation Center, 900 West Bay Ave.

Tara Bonelli, community relations coordinator, said the workshop was developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. It provides guidance and strategies for caregivers on best practices for caring for their loved ones and themselves.

“Most family caregivers assume the care of a loved one without access to needed training and education,” said Gayle Alston, director of RCI Training Center for Excellence. “Caregiving for a loved one is a rewarding and loving experience. However, due to the physical and emotional demands of caregiving and the struggles specific to dementia care, caregivers often suffer high levels of stress and depression. The goal for the Dealing with Dementia Caregiver Workshop is for Alzheimer’s and dementia family caregivers to gain a better understanding of dementia, utilize strategies to effectively manage dementia behaviors, and develop habits of stress management and self-care.”

Bonelli said caregivers who attend the workshop will receive a copy of the new Dealing with Dementia Guide. This guide provides over 300 pages of information and solutions to problems caregivers face every day.

Individuals must preregister for the workshop no later than Friday, Oct. 12 by contacting Bonelli at 732-581-4147 or email to  —E.E.

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