Becoming an Expert Caregiver at Valparaiso Library

By: Alzheimer's Association Last Updated: November 8, 2010

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana will host Becoming an Expert Caregiver, in honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Becoming an Expert Caregiver will be held on Wednesday, November 17, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Valparaiso Public Library, 103 Jefferson Street in Valparaiso. AlzheimersAssociation

Becoming an Expert Caregiver will empower caregivers who are caring for a loved one with memory loss. You will learn simple techniques to handle challenging behaviors, wandering and activities of daily life such as bathing, dressing, toileting, eating and more.

This free program is open to the Public. Reservations are encouraged but not required. To reserve your space or for additional information, please call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800.272.3900.

Today, approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease, making Alzheimer’s disease the 6th leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia amount to more than $172 billion annually.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. Having awarded more than $265 million to nearly 1,800 research projects, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer research. The Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, please visit www.alz.org/indiana.