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Caregiver Educational Workshops

Class Offerings & Descriptions

Pre-registration is required for workshops. Register online below or by calling (410) 222-4375 or (410) 222-4339.

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE EARLY STAGE

Alzheimer’s Association—Greater Maryland Chapter

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This 2-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis. This workshop is for both the caregiver and the individual diagnosed with dementia.
 

January 12 & January 19, 2023; 1:00 pm
North County Office/Hein Bldg.
7320 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie

MUSIC AND MEMORIES

Mary Chaput, MA, CDP and Mary Ann West, Conductor with Sentimental Journey Singers

Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with dementia. Music can also benefit caregivers by reducing anxiety and distress and providing a way to connect with loved ones who have dementia. Join us to learn more about the benefits of music and how the Sentimental Journey Singers program can benefit you and your loved one.
 

January 17, 2023; 2:00 pm
North County Office/Hein Bldg.
7320 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie

TELLING YOUR LOVED ONE’S STORY

Joanna Frankel, MSW, LCSW-C

When you are caring for older loved ones, you often have to explain their (and your) story to a variety of health, financial, and legal professionals. You also probably find yourself in the position of fielding questions from family, friends, and neighbors—some who want to help and others who are simply curious.

This interactive program will help you: 1. Protect your loved ones’ privacy and dignity when sharing their story 2. Determine what professionals need to know and how to prevent having to repeat details 3. Decide how much is appropriate to share with individuals in your personal life Come to this workshop ready to take notes and ask questions so you can more effectively advocate for your loved one by sharing their story more impactfully.

Thursday, February 16, 2023; 6:30 pm
Annapolis Senior Activity Center
119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis

MECHANICS OF CAREGIVING

Ben Ogundipe, PT, DPT

Learn how to help your loved one with the activities of daily living without jeopardizing your own health as Ben demonstrates injury prevention strategies related to caregiving duties.

March 15, 2023; 6:30 pm
Pascal Senior Activity Center
125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CARE

Chesapeake Life Center

Hospice care is palliative, but not all palliative care is hospice. While the objective of both hospice and palliative care is pain and symptom relief, the prognosis and goals of care tend to be different. Join us to learn about the key similarities and differences between palliative and hospice care.

April 13, 2023; 6:30 pm
Annapolis Senior Activity Center
119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis

SENSORY STIMULATION

Jeanne Finnegan, CDP

Sensory stimulation helps people with dementia by triggering positive emotions and memories in those who have lost their ability to connect with the world around them. Using sensory stimulation to arouse one or more of the five senses can help them feel safe and relaxed and may improve their mood, self-esteem, and sense of well-being.

May 18, 2023; 2:00 pm
North County Office/Hein Bldg.
7320 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie

CRUISE THROUGH CAREGIVING: HOW TO REDUCE THE STRESS OF CARING FOR A LOVED ONE

Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP

On a scale of 0-100 is your stress level 150? Caregiving for a loved one who has acute or chronic illness is no vacation…but you can choose to cruise more smoothly through the process. This presentation will help family caregivers identify some of the major stressors involved in caregiving. Attendees will leave this presentation with strategies on how to minimize, manage, and prevent the stress of caregiving following the CRUISE methods based on the book Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One.

June 15, 2023; 6:30 pm
Annapolis Senior Activity Center
119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis

Registration Form
Please check what workshop(s) you plan to attend:
Funding for this program is provided through the Administration for Community Living (ACL), a federal government program. ACL requires that we report the following demographic information; individual names are NOT reported. While providing this information is not required to register for the workshops, we would appreciate it if you would help us compile this information so that the National Family Caregiver Support Program can continue to receive funding to provide caregiver support services.
I am the care recipient’s:
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Poverty Level: (1 household member @ $12,880; 2 household members @ $17,420)
 
Accommodation Request Contact:
*At least 7 days prior to this event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay at 7-1-1.