SKOWHEGAN —A six-week course is set for 2-4 p.m. Thursdays beginning July 17 for those caring for a family member or friend with dementia, or looking for some strategies to help manage your loved one’s behaviors and keep him or her content at home to help improve upon your care giving skills and attitude Spectrum Generations Family Caregiver Support Program is providing a Maine Savvy Caregiver training this summer at Redington Fairview General Hospital. The free sessions will include training, interactive exercises and discussion.

Based on the idea family members often take on care giving without preparation or training, participants can learn what dementia is and how it affects the individual and develop skills on how to interact and communicate with a person with dementia. Caregivers will also find out where to go for resources and services to help support themselves, as well as the person with dementia.

Throughout the program, participants can build an attitude that fosters confidence and a sense of mastery in their caregiver role, and feedback will be provided and strategies developed to support successful caregiving.

Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 620-1657 or 620-1656.

For more information about this training, support groups or Spectrum Generations other programs and services, call 620-1657 or 620-1656 or visit

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