Alzheimer's Caregiving at Home: A Five-Part Workshop Planning Kit
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project (GRG)
Parenting Piece By Piece
Parenting the Second Time Around (PASTA)
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC)
4-Health Parent Education Program
Alzheimer’s disease knows no boundaries and all communities face the challenges of caring for families needing support and guidance. As the number of people suffering from or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s grows, the need for information on caregiving increases. This workshop planning kit is designed to provide educators and health care providers with successful presentation tools and resources to conduct workshops for non-professional individuals providing informal, at-home caregiving.
Workshop Topics Contained in this Kit:
- Alzheimer’s awareness
- Home adaptations
- Managing caregiver stress
- Financial and legal issues
- Nutritional considerations
Workshop Kit Contents:
- Presentation PowerPoints with workshop lesson plans
- Participant fact sheets
- Directory of Alzheimer’s support resources
- “Family Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease”™ video/DVD sampler: Understanding Alzheimer’s, Behavior issues, Daily life, Family caregiving & Transitions
- “Protecting Your Retirement & Other Financial Information for Family Caregivers: What Every Adult Child Should Know” video/CD
In Montana, and other areas around the country, there is a growing population of grandparents who are called upon to be the primary care giver(s) to their grandchildren. Today, more than 6,600 grandparents in Montana are raising their grandchildren. As a result of the increasing need, Montana State University Extension has teamed up with Montana DPHHS, Montana AARP, and several other state agencies and organizations to provide services and support to grandparents who are faced with the challenges associated with raising their grandchildren.
Click here to go to the Extension Family & Human Development GRG Project home page.
This three-hour webinar is designed to train participants in how to offer the Parenting Piece by Piece curriculum. Parenting Piece by Piece is an eight-session curriculum developed for use with parents who have been mandated to attend parenting classes because of abuse and/or neglect of their children. In addition, guidelines are presented for: 1) adapting the curriculum for use with incarcerated audiences; 2) adapting the curriculum for use with caregivers who have custody of children because the parents have lost custody or are unavailable due to incarceration, deployment, or other issues.
Contact our office for information on when this webinar will next be offered.
Developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension, Parenting The Second Time Around contains outlines for six workshops, with handouts and supplementary materials, including evaluation tools. Each workshop is planned for a two-hour block of time.
Topics include information about:
- Child development
- Discipline and guidance
- Acknowledging ambivalent feelings
- Rebuilding a family
- Legal issues (including 2004 update)
Contact our office for information on when this training will next be offered.
Group leaders who've previously attended training can click here for the workshop evaluation and evaluation instructions.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program that provides family caregivers with the skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for someone with a chronic illness. PTC consists of six 90 minute or 2-1/2 hour classes co-led by trained facilitators who employ a standardized curriculum.
In the six-week PTC class, caregivers learn how to:
- Utilize community resources
- Better manage stress
- Communicate effectively with friends, family & healthcare providers
- Cope with difficult emotions
- Take better steps to care for themselves
4-Health is a research-based parent/kinship caregiver education program developed specifically for rural Montana families. The program focuses on food and nutrition, physical activity, positive body image, and parenting/kinship caregiver and family communication in order to promote healthy lifestyles for both children and parents.