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Opportunities for Partnership

There are many ways to partner with the Dubin Center and we welcome your involvement!

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These can be tailored to suit the needs of the group. Suggested topics are below and can be combined for longer presentations. All of the presentations will include information on the disease in general and the free services offered at the Dubin Center and how to get involved.

  1.  Caring for the Caregiver
  2.  11 Early Warning Signs of Dementia
  3.  Keeping Your Brain Sharp
  4.  First Responder Training

This Dealing with Dementia class is wonderful. I enjoyed the personalized approach and that we shared our experiences with each other. I learned so much from reading the book and from the real-life examples the instructor provided. Thank you for offering this!

Dealing with Dementia Graduate

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Social Groups

Memory Café

Making meaningful connections with other people is an essential part to our well-being and the Memory Café cultivates an environment where all are welcome. At these monthly gatherings, individuals experiencing cognitive decline and their caregivers can engage in activities that focus on music, art, and reminiscing. Memory Cafés provide a safe, comfortable, stigma-free space for new relationships to be built and joy to be shared. Volunteers are encouraged and usually have a great time!

Memory Catchers

This is for caregivers and the care partners (intermediate stage) to come together for introductions and then split up for an hour to get facilitated support from peers while engaged in an activity.

I had to “feel my way” as a spouse and caregiver, and I didn’t always get it right. The Savvy Course was right on the money for me. I wish I’d taken it a year, or two, or three earlier. In fact, I think that the course could have taught me to be a better husband if I had taken it decades ago.

Savvy Caregiver Graduate

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Caregiver Education

Savvy Caregiver Training

The Savvy Caregiver program is an evidence-based training that is delivered over the course of six weeks and is designed for family caregivers of someone living with dementia. This program focuses on knowledge of dementia illnesses, the impact of confusion, identifying the stage of the person living with dementia, strategies for providing structure and support for daily activities, decision making, and caregiver self-care. Each week, participants are lead through a presentation conducted by a certified facilitator, participate in interactive group exercises and discussion in class, and are asked to practice what is learned in class at home.

Dealing with Dementia

Dealing with Dementia was developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers and is a four-hour workshop, paired with the comprehensive Dealing with Dementia Guide. The class meets for two sessions and is offered on an ongoing monthly basis at the Dubin Center. This workshop is designed to help caregivers gain a better understanding of the dementia disease process from beginning to end stage, including types of dementia, prognosis, and symptoms. The workshop also provides caregivers with behavioral management strategies for various symptoms of the disease.

Virtual Dementia Tour

Did You Know? 83% of dementia care happens in the home, but most families are unaware of the challenges and how to overcome them.

The Tour is conducted in a home like setting and help caregivers and friends and neighbors understand a little more about what is like to live with dementia. Sensory props are provided to those experiencing the guided tour with the goal to create awareness and compassion for those living with and caring for someone with the impairment.

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