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Information, support offered for caregivers

Provided to the Tribune

A six-week series of classes designed to provide instruction and support for those who are caring for a family member or friend who is 60 or older will be held Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in Stateline.

All classes and materials, including refreshments, will be offered free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Respite care is available to qualified caregivers.

— Oct. 16: The common sense approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia with John and Bea Gorman of the Alzheimer’s Aid Society.

— Oct. 23: The techniques for communicating with people with Alzheimer’s type dementia with Laura Wayman.

— Oct. 30: Managing arthritis, gout and joint diseases with Nancy Maderick.

— Nov. 6: Psychotropics made simple with Steven Rubin.

— Nov. 13: Elements of good communication for caregivers with Larry Dawes.

— Nov. 20 Del Brown, an occupational therapist, will teach how to transfer without an aching back.

For reservations or respite call: El Dorado County Family Caregiver Support Program at (530) 621-6151 or (800) 510-2020.

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