UOG program's April dementia care sessions set, legislative updates on senior citizen services to be discussed
In two online dementia support group sessions in April, Senator Amanda L. Shelton will present the latest work being conducted by the Guam Legislature’s Committee on the Advancement of Senior Citizens.
Her presentation — “Legislative Updates from the Committee on the Advancement of Senior Citizens” — is part of the ongoing online support groups for family caregivers of persons with dementia being conducted by the Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program of the University of Guam School of Health.
Shelton is the legislative secretary of the 37th Guam Legislature and chairwoman of the Committee on the Advancement of Senior Citizens. The senator will be available after her presentations to answer questions from the group participants.
The public is invited to tune in to either of the following sessions:
Also in April, members of the community can receive training in how to care for a family member with dementia through the CARES Dementia Care for Families Training and Certification Program. CARES Dementia Care for Families is an award-winning program developed specifically for those caring for a loved one living at home.
It has four modules: (1) Understanding Memory Loss; (2) Living with Dementia; (3) Using the CARES Approach; and (4) Keys to Success with CARES. Participants who complete the four modules will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for CARES Dementia Certification. The following sessions will be offered this April:
Module 1: Understanding Memory Loss
Module 2: Living with Dementia
Module 3: Using the CARES Approach
Module 4: Keys to Success with CARES
Participants can attend the Wednesday or Saturday sessions using the following Zoom links:
The training program is part of the ongoing online support groups for family caregivers of persons with dementia being conducted by the Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program of the UOG School of Health. The support group sessions are held on Zoom on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings year-round. The sessions are free of charge to partners, family members, and other caregivers of persons with dementia who have ties to Guam and the Micronesian region.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Iain Twaddle or Nikolas Gutierrez
Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Telehealth Geriatric Support Services
University of Guam
Tel: (671) 735-2883
Health Services of the Pacific
Tel: (671) 735-3277
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $796,813.00 with zero percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS or the US Government. Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program Award #: 6 U1QHP33078‐04‐02