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BayPath Elder Services, Inc., Hearthstone Alzheimer Care and the I’m Still Here Foundation are teaming up to provide area family caregivers with an opportunity to receive free training in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer`s disease.

Heathstone Alzheimer Care is offering training in its “I’m Still Here” approach to persons caring for their loved ones at home. The free training will take place on Thursday, March 19 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at:

BayPath Elder Services, Inc.
33 Boston Post Road West
Suite 150 – first floor
Marlborough, MA 01752

Backed by over 20 years of research, this approach has been field tested extensively and is taught and utilized in state of the art memory care programs throughout the United States and internationally.

The “I’m Still Here” philosophy provides a proven method  for increasing quality of life while reducing the behaviors that caregivers often find challenging, In the four-hour training session, caregivers will learn how to use Hearthstone’s time-tested methods to create strategies for successfully caring for and engaging their loved ones at home.

Participants in the training session will learn strategies for:

– Reducing repetitive question asking
– Reducing resistance to bathing
– Dining out with your loved one
– Successful communication techniques
– Making your home “dementia friendly”
– Activities you can do with your loved one
– Maintaining relationships with family members and friends
– Creating memory cues that can help maintain independence

The training is free for people caring for their loved one at home, but seating is limited. Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to Eric at 617-335-3949 or wecare@thehearth.org.

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