Please note that Dirigo Pines (located in Orono, Maine) is hosting a free “Maine Savvy Caregiver Program” from April 15 through May 20, as follows:

This is a 12 hour/six week education training program for family and friends caring for individuals with dementia living in the community.

The Maine Savvy Caregiver Program Builds:

Attitude: Develop a sense of confidence in caregiving and learn how to care for yourself.

Skills: Learn tips and strategies for interacting and communicating with the person and how to understand and manage challenging behaviors.

Knowledge: Learn what dementia is and how it affects the person and his/her behavior.

This is a research study and caregivers need to complete surveys before and after the training to evaluate the program.

Registration is required. Please call Karyn Grass at 941-2865.