Savvy Caregiver

The Savvy Caregiver:

Are you a caregiver for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or another
related disorder? Does that person live at home? Are you looking for ways to
increase your knowledge and confidence in this role?

WHAT IS THE SAVVY CAREGIVER?
This program is designed to equip family members and others for the caregiving role.  Developed by the University of Minnesota, the classes will help you gain:

  • A better understanding of the disease
  • The skills to assess the abilities of the person with dementia
  • The confidence to set and alter caregiving goals
  • Strategies to manage the day‐to‐day care of the person with dementia, including personal care
  • The skills to take better care of yourself
  • Tips on how to build a positive partnership with healthcare professionals

CLASS INFORMATION
Savvy Caregiver is designed for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s who continue to live at home (not in a residential
care setting).

COST
Classes are offered free of charge through an Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Service Program grant from the Administration for Community Living through the Illinois Department on Aging

WHEN
In Lincoln, four weeks on Friday afternoons, for three hours each.
In Springfield, six weeks on Monday afternoons, for two hours each.

You must be pre‐registered to attend.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER contact:
Greg Kyrouac
(217) 545‐7199
gkyrouac@siumed.edu

Click here for pdf on information on next class in Lincoln from April 6 - April 27, 2018.

Click here for pdf of information on next class in Springfield from April 12 - May 17, 2018