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Dementia Caregiving Series starts July 25

MARQUETTE — Dementia Caregiving Series, a three-part online program designed for caregivers of people with dementia, will be offered via Zoom from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time on Thursdays on July 25 and Aug. 1 and 8.

During the three online sessions participants will learn basic information about dementia and its effect on brain function, how to communicate more effectively with someone who has dementia, recognize stages of dementia, how to provide meaningful daily activities based on the interests and abilities of the person with dementia, how to better understand and address dementia-related behaviors and learn strategies and benefits of self-care. Each session is an hour long.

There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. To register, go to www.upcap.org, click on EVENTS, or call 211 for assistance 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday. Registration ends July 21. Participants must have a device with internet connection and email address.

Dementia Caregiving Series is offered by Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress. This series is available in part through funding from the Older American’s Act and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Aging, Community Living and Supports.

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