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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Alzheimer's caregiver classes available

Home is Where my Heart Lives

As the disease progresses, a person with Alzheimer's often struggles with recognizing family members and familiar environments. As a result, they often repeatedly say things such as, "I want to go home." In this class, participants will learn how to accurately assess the person's comprehension levels, how to meet their basic needs, and how to respond when the person they are caring for is confused.          

         Date:   Tuesday, December 7
         Time:   6 - 7:30 pm
         Cost:   No Charge - No Registration Required
         Location:  Alzheimer's Association Office
                        1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190
                        Portland, OR 97209

Dealing with Grief and Loss

Losing someone to Alzheimer's disease has been called "The Long Goodbye." On this journey, caregivers experience difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, guilt, and hopelessness.  While these feelings can be frightening and overwhelming, they are normal reactions to loss. This class will guide you towards accepting these feelings as part of the grieving process so that healing can occur.

         Date:   Saturday, December 11
         Time:   10-11:30 am
         Cost:   No Charge - No Registration Required
         Location:  Alzheimer's Association Office
                        1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190
                        Portland, OR 97209

*This class is approved for 1.5 CEUs for Adult Foster Home providers. There is a $15 charge for credits. Call for more information.  Registration required - space is limited.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the listed class time.

For more information, call 503.416.0201. To find our most up to date class schedule, click here.