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

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My knowledge has increased ten-fold at least. I have been to Caregiver College and found that very helpful and informative

Caregiver College Participant

Caregiver College has made me a much better companion with more patience and understanding toward my dad than I was before.  And it has strengthened my relationship with him (and my sisters in the meantime too!)

Caregiver College Participant

Not one minute of my time was wasted during this course. Everything you covered I needed to know, and so well organized. Thank you.

Caregiver College Participant

The 6 week class for caregivers was very helpful for understanding the disease and for working with the patient.

Caregiver College Participant

This course was AMAZING. I have already recommended it to several people as an in-depth training and resource for caregivers. I wish I had attended a year ago! I had no idea how much I would learn that would have made the last year MUCH EASIER. I’m thankful for it now!

Caregiver College Participant

From the first class of learning about dementia to all the classes following, it has been an atmosphere of learning from compassionate instructors. Thank you for all your help.

Caregiver College Participant

2020 Caregiver College Course Dates

The Summer course will be provided as a live-broadcast for online attendance only. The ability to access Zoom through a computer, tablet or smartphone with a reliable internet connection is necessary to attend. Limited in-person attendance may become available as restrictions lift in response to COVID-19. If you are unable to attend virtually, we will place you on a waiting list to attend in-person should the opportunity become available. Related course materials will be provided via email. For a physical copy of the materials, you may reserve a binder for pick-up at our office for $20 or we can mail one to you for an additional $10 with request for mailing required by July 1st.

IMPORTANT: In an effort to evaluate course effectiveness, 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.

Registration is required. To register, contact our office at (828) 771-2219. Click here for a PDF version of the course information.

Summer 2020

July 9th to August 13th, 2020
Thursdays
2-5:00 pm

Fall 2020
(in-person attendance availability to be determined)

October 15th to November 19th, 2020
Thursdays
2-5:00 pm

Summer 2020 Caregiver College Course Schedule

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