Dementia

When an individual is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, their entire support system faces the implications of that complex diagnosis. The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers offers two programs specifically tailored to support dementia caregivers and help them care for their loved one – and care for themselves.

RCI REACH (Resources Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health) provides one-on-one coaching, either in-person through a network of agency partners, or virtually, serving caregivers wherever they live. REACH is delivered through 12 sessions over six months and comes with a comprehensive caregiver guide, with caregiver and coach working together to identify areas of challenge and develop sustainable solutions.

Specially trained caregiver coaches work with agencies or individuals interested in implementing this intervention. For more information, please reach out to info@rosalynncarter.org.

“It’s been wonderful. It was structured, and it was personalized. That is really something valuable. My coach, Katie, was excellent. We developed a good working relationship, and it made an excellent course that much better.”
David Felzenberg, New Jersey
Caring for his wife with Alzheimer’s and RCI REACH participant

Agencies providing RCI REACH to specific service areas are:

Nevada
South Carolina

Prisma
Greenville, SC

Dealing with Dementia is a four-hour workshop, paired with a comprehensive reference book, the Dealing with Dementia Guide. Taken together, the guide and workshop provide basic information on dementia, insights into the caregiving journey, and tips on things like dementia behavior management and developing a safe environment for someone with dementia. Please click here for the training schedule.

To become a Dealing with Dementia trainer,

Both REACH and Dealing with Dementia deal with stress management and help caregivers understand the importance of – and prioritize – their own self-care.
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