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Get Help Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia is one of the most demanding challenges a caregiver can face.

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AARP Hawaii and the Alzheimer’s Association have teamed up to help family and volunteer caregivers by making it easier to get training on their own schedule.

“What Now?” is a free, four-part caregiver training series that will be offered online beginning August 17 by the Alzheimer’s Association.

All you need is a computer and an online connection to participate in any of these free training opportunities from the comfort of your home or office. Sign up for one session or participate in all of them.

Interested family caregivers can pre-register online. We’ll send you the participant link and instructions.

Don’t have a computer? Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 591-2771 to find out about their regularly scheduled in-person classes.

August 17 (12 – 1:15 p.m.)
Alzheimer’s –The Basics: A comprehensive guide to understanding the specifics of the disease and related dementia.

August 24 (12 – 1:15 p.m.)
Learning to Manage Challenging Behaviors: How to approach challenging care situations that can arise when providing care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

August 31 (12 – 1:15 p.m.)
Putting Legal and Financial Affairs in Order: Tips for caregivers on how to start the legal and financial planning process for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

September 7 (12 – 1:15 p.m.)
Tough Decisions - Hire an In-Home Caregiver or Move a Loved One Into a Facility: Provides information that will help guide a caregiver’s decision to keep their loved one at home or to move them into a facility. Also offers tips on things to consider when hiring an in-home care provider or selecting a facility.

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