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Workshop for caregivers scheduled this month

by Caitlan Butler | October 12, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.

The UAMS Center on Aging will hold a workshop for those who care for loved ones with dementia later this month.

The workshop will address several topics for caregivers, including communication techniques; understanding behavioral issues; activities; nutrition; and recognizing caregiver stress.

"Most of the workshop is taught by Leslie Rice, and I teach one component - Caregiver Stress and Burnout," said Aron Pagan, education coordinator for the Center on Aging. Rice is an education specialist for the Center on Aging, according to the organization's website.

The workshop will also give caregivers the opportunity to "Take a Walk in Their Shoes" with a virtual dementia tour.

"It is now a virtual experience on all different types of Dementias. It allows the participant to see what it is like for someone with Dementia," Pagan explained.

United States Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines will be observed at the workshop, including the use of face masks, health screenings and social distancing.

The caregivers workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce.

The workshop is free and open to all, but an RSVP is required. To register, call 870-881-8969 or email [email protected]

For more information, visit uamscaregiving.org or facebook/UAMScaregiving.

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