Group to educate caregivers

Statewide The Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter is offering workshops for caregivers and those who are interested in information on enhancing caregiving skills, stress relief and insight into dementia.

This one-day workshop known as Caregiver University is dedicated to enhancing caregivers’ ability to provide quality care and support, while also maintaining their own health and wellness. Those attending will be given tips and techniques they can apply to their caregiving situation. For more information or to register for the event, call 1-800-272-3900.

The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 at the Steptoe and Johnson Offices located on 400 White Oaks Boulevard in Bridgeport.

For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or to learn about an early-stage program in your area, visit the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter at www.alz.org/WV or call 1-800-272-3900, or the Alzheimer’s Association Northern Regional Office at 1-304-599-1159.

The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, is the only voluntary health organization in the state solely dedicated to providing education and support service and advocacy on behalf of individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their families and caregivers. The chapter serves all 55 counties in the state and six counties in eastern Ohio. The association is also the largest private funder of Alzheimer’s disease research in the world. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.