Caring for an older adult with dementia? Join others in the same role while you learn new caregiving skills and connect with your peers in a virtual dementia caregiver symposium held Tuesday, Dec. 14.
Conducted by the Greater Pennsylvania chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the virtual half-day symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST and will offer practical tips for caring for a senior with dementia and educate caregivers on the best ways to connect with resources in their own community.
In addition to offering helpful strategies for managing symptoms and behaviors related to dementia, the event will feature two topics: a “Perspectives on Caregiving Panel,” moderated by Amy Goyer, a national family and caregiving expert with AARP, that will showcase practical tools and strategies; and the “Resources in My Community Panel Discussion,” moderated by Matt Trott, Division Manager for the Greater Erie Community Action Committee, that will include experts from the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources and the Pennsylvania Caregiver Support Program.
Caregivers who live in Pennsylvania may also be interested to learn more about a new state law that will expand benefits for unpaid caregivers.
The event is being held in partnership with AARP Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A), and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
Register here, or call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800-272-3900 to learn more.