Tom Dunn (pictured right) spoke at Fridays for Caregivers about Hurricane Season and how caregivers should prepare if an evacuation is required.
Students participating in a Brain Boosters class held at Memory Matters on Hilton Head Island.
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:
Be a Savvy Caregiver by attending this five-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
Developing contented involvement for someone with dementia
Recognizing options for decision making
Making the most of family resources
The cost for the class is $99.
To find out when the next Savvy Caregiver course will be offered, visit our Event Calendar.
Savvy Caregiver is presented by Memory Matters in collaboration with Amazing Place in Houston, Texas. Memory Matters is the only organization in South Carolina licensed to teach this course.