Caregiver Education

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Tom Dunn (pictured right) spoke at Fridays for Caregivers about Hurricane Season and how caregivers should prepare if an evacuation is required. 
Debbie Anderson and Cathee Stegall speaking with caregivers during a Let's Chat with Cat and Deb. The topic for this session involved Summer Travel with loved ones with Alzheimer's or Dementia.

Fridays for Caregivers

Caring for someone with memory loss presents many daily challenges and can be a heavy load to carry. Memory Matters offers many opportunities for caregivers to connect with us and others to lighten the load of caring for someone with dementia. Fridays for Caregivers is a free monthly educational program to support and educate non-professional caregivers. Each month a topic is presented by a local professional. Topics range from spiritual care and self-care, to hurricane evacuation and healthcare. This informal one-hour program allows caregivers to ask questions and hear from others who are also carrying the weight of caregiving. You are not alone in your journey.

 

Check our calendar here to see when these events are scheduled.

 

Fridays for Caregivers is supported by:  

 

 

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Chat with Cat & Deb

Chat with Cat & Deb is an informal virtual opportunity for caregivers, family members, or friends to ask questions about Memory Matters and the services we provide. Cathee Stegall and Debbie Anderson are two staff members who have a wealth of knowledge about everything from local doctors to resources, to recommendations and advice.

 

If you have a question about what you should do about a family member or friend you think is having cognitive or memory issues, you can chat with Cat and Deb about it. The program is open to anyone in the public and occurs once a month. If interested in receiving information for the next program, contact Memory Matters at info@mymemorymatters.org or 843-842-6688.

Savvy Caregiver

Be a Savvy Caregiver by attending this six-week educational training program for active family caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases. Savvy Caregiver is a best practice, evidence-based program designed to teach and empower caregivers to thrive and survive while giving their loved ones a contented, involved life. At the end of this program, caregivers will have the skills and knowledge they need to provide the highest level of care for their loved ones and for themselves.

 

The program provides the following information:

  • The pathology of dementia diseases

  • Strategies for caregiver self-care

  • Dementia stages

  • Developing contented involvement for someone with dementia

  • Recognizing options for decision making

  • Making the most of family resources

 

The next class is scheduled for August 24th - September 28th. It will be held every Tuesday from       1 p.m. - 3 p.m. via Zoom. The cost for the class is $99.

 

For more information or to register for the Savvy Caregiver Program, contact Memory Matters at info@mymemorymatters.org or 843-842-6688.

 

Savvy Caregiver is presented by Memory Matters in collaboration with Amazing Place in Houston, Texas.

 

We appreciate your support.