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CARES Dementia Care for Families (Module 1): Understanding Memory Loss

CARES Dementia Care for Families (Module 1): Understanding Memory Loss

CARES Dementia Care for Families (Module 1): Understanding Memory Loss

  • CARES Dementia Care for Families (Module 1): Understanding Memory Loss

Online via Zoom

Throughout the month of April, the Isa Psychological Services Center at the University of Guam will provide an opportunity for family caregivers to participate in an award-winning training and certification program for family caregivers of persons with dementia.

 

The educational program, titled CARES Dementia Care for Families, was created by HealthCare Interactive, an organization that specializes in online training for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It offers practical strategies for family members caring for a loved one with dementia through an interactive format involving educational activities and interviews with dementia experts, family caregivers, and persons with dementia themselves.

 

The training program includes four modules that will be conducted online over a four-week period. Participants will have an opportunity to complete each of the program’s four modules on either Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings, according to the following schedule:

 

Module 1: Understanding Memory Loss:      

·      6 p.m. " 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7

·      10 a.m. " Noon on Saturday, April 10

 

Module 2: Living with Dementia:                      

·      6 p.m. " 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14

·      10 a.m. " Noon on Saturday, April 17

 

Module 3: Using the CARES Approach:       

·      6 p.m. " 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21

·      10 a.m. " Noon on Saturday, April 24

 

Module 4: Keys to Success with CARES: 

·      6 p.m. " 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28

·      10 a.m. " Noon on Saturday, May 1

 

Support group sessions throughout 2021  

The CARES Dementia Care for Families training sessions are part of Isa’s ongoing online support groups for family caregivers of persons with dementia being conducted in collaboration with the UOG School of Health’s Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. Support group sessions will be held year-round in 2021The sessions are free of charge to partners, family members, and other caregivers of persons with dementia throughout Micronesia. The support groups will be conducted remotely on Zoom during the pandemic.    

What to expect   

All support groups are client-centered and confidential. They provide a safe place to share the stresses and challenges, successes, and rewards of caring for a loved one with dementia with others who may be going through similar experiences. They also provide a forum for caregivers to participate in presentations led by health care professionals and other community members with expertise in caring for persons with dementia.     


The support groups are facilitated by Iain Twaddle, director of Isa Psychological Services Center who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a licensed clinical psychologist; Rhoda Orallo, a social worker with Health Services of the Pacific who holds a master’s in social work; and Nikolas Gutierrez, a counselor with Isa who holds a bachelor’s in psychology.   


How
 to participate  

To attend a family caregiver online support group, use the following Zoom links:  

·       Wednesday Support Groups (6 p.m. " 8 p.m.): https://zoom.us/j/92072878067     

·       Saturday Support Groups (10 a.m. " Noon): https://zoom.us/j/91243370958   

or call or email Dr. Iain Twaddle or Nikolas Gutierrez at (671) 735-2883 or isa@triton.uog.edu or Rhoda Orallo at (671) 735-3277 or nfcspmgr@teleguam.net.   

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Contact:

Dr. Iain Twaddle

Phone: (671) 735-2883
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Event Details

Saturday, 04/10/2021
Location: 
Online via Zoom
Contact Person: 
Dr. Iain Twaddle
Contact Email: 
isa@triton.uog.edu

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