Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is presenting “Dementia and Caregiving: Focusing on the Person while Understanding the Disease Progression,” a free five-week educational program for individuals caring for someone with dementia. The program is sponsored by the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging by their Torrington based resource Coordinator Jennifer Labrie, BA, HS-BCP, CDP. Jennifer was recently designated as a Certified Dementia Practitioner by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Program dates and topics include:
Tuesday, May 7th – Overview of Dementia
Tuesday, May 14th – Basics of Good Communication and Understanding Behaviors
Tuesday, May 21st – Safety in the Environment and how to structure a day with activities
Tuesday, May 28th – Taking Care of the Caregiver and Care Options
Tuesday, June 4th – Legal and Financial Issues
Each program in the series will be held at the CHH Hungerford Center Conference Room, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT, from 5:00 -6:30 p.m.
Registration is required. Please call Jennifer Labrie at 860-496-6240. Seating is limited so call early.