LOGAN — A series of classes that assist caregivers, especially of those with dementia, is returning.
On KVNU’s For the People program last week, Amy Anderson of the Sunshine Terrace Foundation announced the return of Dementia Dialogues. She discussed one of the goals of the classes.
“It’s to help people be the best caregiver they can, to bring the best quality of life they can to a family member, or it can be a paid caregiver. But how to bring the best quality of life to somebody who is struggling with something. One of the big takeaways we hope that people walk out of our class with is that understanding that no matter what the persons’ circumstances are, they can always still feel loved, they can always still feel care, and we really are working to help people know how they can continue to do that,” Anderson explained.
The classes begin next week.
“We are offering our Dementia Dialogue series, which will be meeting each Tuesday in June from 330 to 5 (pm). It is a free program, and it’s a really practical training course that’s designed to educate people who care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or another diagnosis.”
Anderson said those interested can call her at (435)754-0233.
“They can email me, but we welcome them to come to this class. Both Dennis Wildman and I are certified Dementia Dialogue trainers, the program that was developed with research out of the University of South Carolina, and has been sponsored here in our state through the Department of Health as well as, it’s part of our state plan on Alzheimer’s to help educate people.”
She said the class is to help caregivers feel confident to provide the best care that they can.