Comprehensive Caregiver Training

James L. West offers caregiver training to help support family members and friends caring for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.

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Blog & Podcast Links

If you are unable to attend our trainings in person, we encourage you to listen to our podcasts available through Plaid for Women.

Mom Seemed Different During the Holidays

Senior Housing for Mom

Are Your Parents Stubborn?

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Family Caregiver Training

Family Caregiver Training is a multi-session program that gives families the tools and skills they need to successfully manage the effects of the disease in a healthy manner and that allows them to have a good quality of life.

To better accommodate the schedules of participants, training is provided in community settings and at flexible times. For example, the Center has offered training at senior centers, churches, public libraries, and workplaces.

This free multi-session series teaches the skills and tools needed to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Families gain the resources to function better, reduce stress, and enjoy more time together.


The program covers in detail:

  • What to expect
  • Communication at each stage of the disease
  • Managing behaviors
  • Daily care management
  • Home safety
  • Planning for the future
  • Stress reduction
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Grief: What Helps When It Hurts

This program will explore the ways that grief affects us - including physically, emotionally, and spiritually. There are signs that we should be aware of that indicate that we or someone we care about may need the help of counselors, clergy or support groups as we cope with particularly complicated losses.

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StressBusters

The Stress Busting Program meets for nine weeks in a small group setting that teaches: stress management techniques, relaxation and coping strategies, and problem solving. Registration is required for the program. Please call (817) 877-1199 ext 199 or email caregiver@jameslwest.org to reserve your spot today!

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Virtual Dementia Tour®

The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a dementia simulation that’s scientifically proven to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals who care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The Virtual Dementia Tour® is for anyone who wants to understand the physical and mental challenges of individuals living with dementia.

Learning to create a positive environment for those living with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes. This valuable experience from the nonprofit Second Wind Dreams® organization is designed for individual and family use, both to identify with and understand your loved one’s behaviors and needs.

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