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Free Educational Series With IU Health Alzheimer's Resource Service
Updated May 1, 2017 6:43 AM
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(UNDATED) - Millions of people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease or another dementia and the number is growing.

Learn with other caregivers in the area and the Alzheimer's Resource Service, a service of IU Health Bloomington Community Health, at a local Caregiver University.

Caregivers provide day-to- day help for friends or family members. Caregiver University offers education on important topics for these providers.

"When a loved one receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia, it is hard to know where to start," said Dayna Thompson, MS, LMHC. "These classes aim to help caregivers learn about the disease and hone their caregiving skills through a practical, compassionate approach."

The upcoming Caregiver University class for Lawrence County is:

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 3 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Bedford Public Library (1323 K St, Bedford, IN 47421)
Cost/Registration: Free | Register online at bedlib.org
Presenter: Dayna Thompson, Alzheimer's Resource Service
Description: This workshop focuses on Positive Approach to Care's care partnering techniques, including Positive Physical Approach TM and Hand Under Hand TM . These newly learned skills enable care partners to shift from simply "dealing with behaviors" to creating a positive and caring environment.

The upcoming Caregiver University class for Orange County is:

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 2 | 11:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m.
Location: Paoli Public Library (100 W Water St, Paoli, IN 47454)
Cost/Registration: Free | Call 812.353.9299 to register
Presenter: Dayna Thompson, Alzheimer's Resource Service

Call the Alzheimer's Resource Service for more information at (812) 353-9299.



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