Dementia Education Series for Caregivers

Clark has a team of experts able to support you and your loved one through the complexities of memory loss. You’re invited to a series of classes that will help you grow in your role as a caregiver.


Managing the Stress of Being a Caregiver and Preventing Burnout

Friday, February 14
2:00 PM at Clark at Franklin in the BK Room

As a caregiver, you pour your heart and soul into helping others. This session will remind you of the importance of self-care to prevent caregiver burnout and give you strategies to cope with the stress of caring for your loved one.


Become a Dementia Friend

Wednesday, February 26
6:30 PM at Clark at Franklin in the BK Room

Learn how to recognize signs of dementia and how to effectively interact with people living with dementia. You will also learn what it’s like to live with dementia and turn your understanding into action.

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Understanding and Coping with Grief

Friday, March 6
2:00 PM at Clark at Franklin in the BK Room

Grief is complex and can take on many forms. Understand the different types of grief as they relate to loss and dementia, the grieving process, and gain tips for coping with grief.

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Meeting the Needs of Persons Living with Dementia in the Later Stages

Learn how to customize interventions and activities based on your loved ones’ interests and needs in the later stages of dementia.

Wednesday, April 1
2:00 PM at Clark at Franklin in the BK Room

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Creating a Meaningful Life Through Creativity

Based on current research of the brain, explore how music, art, dance, and other creative activities positively affect people living with dementia. You will learn how to incorporate these activities into your loved ones’ life.

Friday, May 15
2:00 PM at Clark at Franklin in the BK Room

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Supportive Communication That Works for Person’s Living with Dementia

Learn how to effectively communicate with people living with dementia using the 3-step method of communication, gestures, and positive action starters. You will develop an understanding of how communication can be enhanced through emotional connection.

Wednesday, June 17
2:00 PM at Clark at Franklin in the BK Room

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What’s Next?  What can I expect when the Dementia Progresses?

After a loved one receives a dementia diagnosis, many families are left wondering what the future will hold. What is the next stage? What should I know about taking them out to eat? When do we discuss no longer driving? When should I look at in-home care or assisted living? We will address these and many other frequently pondered questions.

Thursday, July 9
2:00 PM at Clark at Franklin in the BK Room

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Seating is limited, click here to register or call 616-278-6520 or email marketing@ClarkRetirement.org.

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