There is a growing number of Americans today who juggle their many predictable responsibilities while also caring for an elderly loved one who needs regular assistance to live independently. Often this duty involves caring for a loved one with dementia.
If this describes you or someone you know, an upcoming Dementia Caregiver Workshop will provide a wealth of resources and education to inform your journey as you care for someone with dementia. On Saturday, May 11th, the Indiana University School of Medicine, American Senior Communities and the Alzheimer’ Association are teaming up to present a free Dementia Caregiver Workshop from 9 am to 2 pm. The all-day event is designed to benefit those in the community who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.
In addition to hearing key-note addresses by IU School of Medicine professionals, participants will receive free boxed lunches, optional hand massages and more at the event’s Resource Fair. Breakout sessions will provide education on care options, legal and financial planning, art and music therapy, nutrition and more. Joy’s House, an adult daycare provider will provide care options for those participants needing care assistance while attending the workshop.
The Dementia Caregivers Workshop will be held at the IU Neuroscience Center, Goodman Hall, 355 W. 16th St., Indianapolis. The event will run from 9 am – 2 pm. Registration, parking and lunch are free for participants. Online registration is available at: https://bit.ly/dementiacaregiverworkshop