MemoryCare’s Family Caregiver Education Program

MemoryCare offers a series of 6 three-hour lectures for caregivers of people with memory disorders.  Sessions are designed to improve caregiver understanding of different aspects of dementia care. The course will be led by Margaret Noel, MD with guest speakers; attorney Caroline Knox and MemoryCaregivers Network Coordinator, Mary Donnelly.

Course Content

  • What Is Dementia?
  • Transitioning from Independence to Interdependence
  • Functional and Behavioral Changes of Dementia
  • Dementia Treatment Options and Risk Reduction
  • Maintaining Your Own Health
  • Dementia and Legal Planning Issues

2020 Caregiver College Course Dates

IMPORTANT: Thanks to grant funding to provide this course in a tele-education format, satellite locations in Western North Carolina will be available to receive the course via a live broadcast and the normal fee of $180 to attend Caregiver College is being waived for attendees in 2020 and 2021. In exchange, attendees will be expected to complete a 3-part participation survey: one prior to, one immediately post, and a final several months after the course.

Slides and handouts will be available. Space is limited. To register call our office at 828-771-2219.

Spring 2020

March 19th to April 23rd, 2020
2-5:30 pm

This course will be hosted from MemoryCare in Asheville, NC and broadcast live to satellite locations in Henderson County and Haywood County. See below for location information and links to the location flyers:

Buncombe County
100 Far Horizons Lane
Asheville, NC 28803

Henderson County
Grace Lutheran Church
Stull Hall
1245 6th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Use main entrance and Stull Hall will be on your right.

Haywood County
Maple Leaf Adult Day
63 Elmwood Way Ste. C100
Waynesville, NC 28786

Summer and Fall 2020
(satellite locations to be determined)

July 9th to August 13th, 2020
2-5:30 pm

October 15th to November 19th, 2020
2-5:30 pm

Spring 2020 Caregiver College Course Schedule