A family caregiver is anyone who provides unpaid help to a disabled or elderly relative or friend. Family caregivers can also include grandparents and relatives over 60 who care for children under 18 years of age. Caregiving can be a lonely, frustrating road. Stress, frustration, guilt can be some of the normal feelings when caring for someone else's health and personal needs.
The Family Caregiver Support Program at Spectrum Generations offers The Savvy Caregiver Program, a free, six-session training series for family caregivers. For most family caregivers, caregiving itself is a new role, one for which training is needed, just as you would receive training for any new job. The Savvy Caregiver Program helps caregivers better understand the changes their loved ones are experiencing, and how to best provide individualized care for their loved ones throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s or dementia.