Family members, friends and community professionals benefitted from Dementia Training held Thursday May 11th. The training, sponsored by Alternative Senior Care was held at Edgewood Vista in Alexandria MN. It was developed for our caregiving staff then opened to anyone caring for someone with dementia. Seventy-five people attended from a variety of communities around central Minnesota.
Dementia is brain failure and can leave loved ones and care professionals perplexed on how to approach and care for those affected by this devastating disease. Education is an important step in learning to care for those who can no longer care for themselves. Attendees learned not only about the different forms of dementia, but also how to provide support through different means of communication and how a positive approach to care can enhance interaction and reduce negative reactions.
Alzheimer’s/dementia is a specialty of Alternative Senior Care. Our personal assistants are specially trained to recognize, listen and respond to the unique needs of a person struggling with dementia. We develop an individual care plan that considers your loved one’s interests, history and current level of functioning. We want to travel this journey with you and assist you in any way we can.
The training was presented by Krisie Barron of Embrace. Krisie’s presentation style and sense of humor kept the audience engaged throughout the four-hour event. Alternative Senior Care highly recommends Krisie if your organization has need for caregiver training.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering in-home elderly care, please contact the caring staff at Alternative Senior Care today. Providing Home Care in Central Minnesota and Surrounding Communities since 2005. Call us Today (320) 352-3350
Cindy grew up in Sauk Centre and raised her three children here. She has five grandchildren.Married to Mike since 2010, she keeps busy with gardening and outdoor activities.
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