The SAVVY CAREGIVER Program is a FREE six-session training for family & friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Space is limited. Please contact Beverly Flanagan, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, at 978-281-1750 X569 to register.
The Savvy Caregiver program is a 6 week training program for caregivers who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or Related Dementias. The program is facilitated by 1 or 2 trained Practitioners. It is based on the notion that family members who become caregivers need to be trained to assume a new role- caregiving- for which they are unprepared and untrained. Throughout the program- and laced through the various program materials such as the Caregiver’s Manual- the central concept that is emphasized is the notion of strategy. Caregivers will be urged to learn, develop and modify their strategies so they can accomplish their role of caregiving- which includes the contented involvement of the person they care for. The program builds information and knowledge about the illness, developing skills to manage daily life, and fosters a different attitude towards caregiving. The program is geared to informal caregivers of those either living at home or planning to return home, and in a moderate stage of illness.