Day of training and support planned for London caregivers

October 29, 2016 by  

As the population ages, more people are facing the challenge of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. An upcoming London workshop will teach caregivers a method that can help them to work with someone living with one of these conditions.

The U-First workshop will provide six hours of training in the U-First approach. According to the event’s organizers, it is a method that has been shown to be very effective. It includes information that will help participants understand the behavioral and mental changes that can take place in someone with dementia. They will learn how to interact with the person for whom they are caring in a way that shows understanding, and it will also support the caregiver so they do not exhaust themselves. Comb binding can be used to create resource materials for those who sign up to attend the day’s activities.

The workshop has been organized by the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, which is an organization that supports education and research into dementia.

The U-First training session will be held on December 1 from 8:45 am until 4:00 pm at the offices of the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, which can be found at 435 Windermere Road. Tickets are priced at $60 per person, and can be purchased through the event’s website.