The challenges faced by caregivers of people with Cognitive Impairment and Dementia can feel
overwhelming and without answer. However, with education and support, a caregiver can learn a degree
of mastery that will help build resilience and sustain them in a healthy caregiver role over the long-term.
The Lincoln Home is hosting a 6-week series of 90-minute conversations that will provide practical solutions and new insights. Each week will begin with an educational piece, and then a group conversation to discuss the current day-to-day issues of the group participants.
Topics covered may include learning skillful communications using the “Best Friends Approach” ™ to make life easier for you and for your loved one with dementia; behavioral challenges that are a result of the disease, and using “Best Friends” ™
communication skills in difficult situations; managing the shifting roles and responsibilities between marital partners or parents and adult children; the progression of the disease, and how the caregiver role evolves over time; the role of Power of Attorney, and understanding Advance Directives; how to address driving safety and when driving privileges should stop; physical safety when moving or transferring your loved one.
This education and support series is completely confidential. Come with your questions and concerns Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 & 12 from 4:00 – 5:30pm
at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Call to RSVP: Steve Raymond, 207-563-3350 or email, email@example.com