Dementia care support classes will be hosted by Oak Harbor Library

There will be a series of dementia care support classes from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23 and Nov. 6 at the Oak Harbor Library. The goal of the classes is to build knowledge and get support to help care for someone living with dementia.

The five-class series will educate, support and connect attendees with other family caregivers of someone living with dementia. The series will cover topics including “Facing Dementia, Skills and Coping,” “The Long Haul, Taking Stock – Taking Care of You,” and “Putting it All Together,” according to a press release.

Each 90-minute class includes informative videos, slides, handouts and skills training. The class material uses the Positive Approach to Care, or PAC, curriculum developed by dementia expert Teepa Snow, and taught by Kathleen Landel, a PAC Certified Trainer and national PAC Mentor.

The series is free, with limited seats. Pre-registration is required. Contact Landel at kathleen@thecaregivercoach.info or 360-969-5471 to register.

The series is being offered due to the sponsorship of Island Senior Resources and a community grant from the Oak Harbor Rotary Club.

“The series is particularly geared for family caregivers, whether they’re taking care of them in the home or visiting on the weekends,” Landel said. “This can help explain some of the behaviors that can be confusing. We’ll talk a lot about what’s happening in the brain and look at understanding why we’re seeing certain behaviors and approaching that in a positive way.”

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