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Pittsburgh Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program for Formal/Informal Care Partners

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FORMAL AND INFORMAL CARE PARTNER TRAINING SERIES

 

The University of Pittsburgh's Pittsburgh Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program was awarded a grant through the Henry L. Hillman Foundation as a part of its Healthy Aging Challenge. UPMC Senior Services is a partner in this program to provide training to family caregivers, professionals, and intergenerational champions.

 

This program will consist of elements from the Positive Approach to Care® education program as well as curriculum developed by UPMC Senior Services. These trainings allow caregivers and champions to learn practical skills to better communicate and engage with people living with dementia and gain knowledge about the cognitive and behavioral changes that arise. Activities include role-playing, presentations, exercises, and group interactions.

 

Experts include:

  • David Nace, MD, MPH
  • Oscar Lopez, MD, FAAN
  • Ellen Whyte, MD

 

Who can participate?
This training is ideal for informal caregivers (family, friends, neighbors), formal caregivers (professionals), and intergenerational champions (young adults). Note also:

  • All training sessions are hosted in Allegheny County.
  • Each training module lasts approximately two hours.
  • Training is free thanks to support from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation as a part of its Healthy Aging Challenge.

 

Series information

This is a three module series. Forbes Tower series will be:

 

For more information, call 866-430-8742 or email UPMCSeniorServices@UPMC.edu.

Tuesday, December 19 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Forbes Tower, Conference Room 8096
Atwood and Sennott Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Pittsburgh Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program for Formal/Informal Care Partners

FORMAL AND INFORMAL CARE PARTNER TRAINING SERIES

 

The University of Pittsburgh's Pittsburgh Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program was awarded a grant through the Henry L. Hillman Foundation as a part of its Healthy Aging Challenge. UPMC Senior Services is a partner in this program to provide training to family caregivers, professionals, and intergenerational champions.

 

This program will consist of elements from the Positive Approach to Care® education program as well as curriculum developed by UPMC Senior Services. These trainings allow caregivers and champions to learn practical skills to better communicate and engage with people living with dementia and gain knowledge about the cognitive and behavioral changes that arise. Activities include role-playing, presentations, exercises, and group interactions.

 

Experts include:

  • David Nace, MD, MPH
  • Oscar Lopez, MD, FAAN
  • Ellen Whyte, MD

 

Who can participate?
This training is ideal for informal caregivers (family, friends, neighbors), formal caregivers (professionals), and intergenerational champions (young adults). Note also:

  • All training sessions are hosted in Allegheny County.
  • Each training module lasts approximately two hours.
  • Training is free thanks to support from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation as a part of its Healthy Aging Challenge.

 

Series information

This is a three module series. Forbes Tower series will be:

 

For more information, call 866-430-8742 or email UPMCSeniorServices@UPMC.edu.

Tuesday, December 19 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Forbes Tower, Conference Room 8096
Atwood and Sennott Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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