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The financial costs of long term care and long term caregiving are enormous. The Alzheimer’s Association shares that a person with Alzheimer’s lives four to eight years after diagnosis on average, but can live as long as 20 years - and you want to provide quality care for your loved one during this time! Explore some of your options for this important aspect of caregiving.

As we age, many will experience changes in balance and gait. When Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias are present, this can complicate things even further! Join us to learn more about balance and gait changes, along with ways to improve mobility at home!

The caregiving journey will have you experiencing many highs and lows. We’ll discuss the variety of emotions that are often felt by caregivers and tips on going along for the ride.

How can you reconnect with someone with dementia? Keeping their current abilities in mind, learn ways to keep your loved one engaged in personalized activities.

Make each day more successful! Learn tips and tricks for providing hands-on care for eating, dressing, bathing, hygiene and toileting.

Communication can become difficult as you struggle to meet and understand the needs of your loved one. Come and learn strategies for effective communication and understanding and responding to difficult behaviors.

For the Spring 2022 session, we'll be going beyond the diagnosis to aging-in-place, as we learn more about living well with dementia. We know it can be hard as a busy caregiver to find all the information you need to best care for your loved one with dementia. Insight offers the Caregiver Bootcamp to help you learn more about essential caregiving topics, all in one place! Learn from experts in their fields and gain knowledge on the basics you need to know as a caregiver.

Sharing her own experience caring for her mom, join us for a presentation with author, Loretta Woodward Veney. She offers practical tips, tools and activities for lifting care partners’ spirits and uncovering their joy through the toughest challenges of caregiving and launching into the new year.

The caregiving journey will have you experiencing many highs and lows. We’ll discuss the variety of emotions that are often felt by caregivers and tips on going along for the ride.

We know it can be hard as a busy caregiver to find all the information you need to best care for your loved one with dementia. Insight offers the Caregiver Bootcamp to help you learn more about essential caregiving topics, all in one place! Come and learn from experts in their fields and gain knowledge on the basics you need to know as a caregiver.

How can you reconnect with someone with dementia? Keeping their current abilities in mind, learn ways to keep your loved one engaged in personalized activities.

Communication can become difficult as you struggle to meet and understand the needs of your loved one. Come and learn strategies for effective communication and understanding and responding to difficult behaviors.

Learn how to use elements of friendship - knowing the person well, enjoying activities together, communication, building self-esteem, and laughter - to make you a better caregiver!

A trip to the hospital for a person with dementia can be stressful for both parties. Join us to discuss ways you can relieve some of this stress by preparing for both unexpected and planned hospital visits.

Communication abilities change as dementia progresses. We'll walk through each stage to learn skills that can help ease frustration and lead to successful interactions with your loved one.

For those with cognitive impairments, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior, both positive and negative. Come and learn strategies for understanding and responding to difficult behaviors.

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"After meeting with you, I've changed my approach in dealing with her memory loss, and my wife and I are so much happier."