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News Training and technology for families caring for individuals living with dementia

Free training and technology for family caregivers
7/01/2018
  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • The Healthy Living Center of Excellence
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Training for family caregivers

Savvy Caregiver training is available for individuals caring for a family member or friend living with dementia. This training includes 6 sessions that cover a range of topics aimed at improving the lives of people living with dementia and those who care for them.   

Find Savvy Caregiver training near you.  

Technology for family caregivers

For a limited time, technology is available for family caregivers who care for a family member or friend living with dementia. Example technologies include:

  • Portable digital music players with personalized playlists
  • GPS and other tracking devices
  • Electronic medication management systems (without required membership)
  • Communication aids (such as telephone devices and electronic tablets)
  • Video monitoring devices
  • Electronic sensory devices (such as robotic pets)
  • Counseling and support on the available technologies

Some restrictions apply. To learn more, contact a caregiver specialist at your regional agency or call 1 (844) 422-6277.

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