Dementia-Capable Wisconsin: A Guide for Family Caregivers
This training is intended for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
The symptoms of dementia include changes in behavior that can be difficult for family members to understand. This presentation discusses basic information about dementia and describes strategies for family caregivers to consider when providing care to someone who has changes in their behavior as a result of dementia. It also includes information on how to support family members who are providing care for a person with dementia, and how to take care of yourself as a family caregiver.
Survey for First-time Viewers
The Administration for Community Living would like to hear from you in order to help states develop resources that are helpful to those caring for a family member with dementia. If this is your first time viewing the presentation, please take a minute to complete this voluntary survey, which asks you to provide basic, non-personal information about yourself as a family caregiver and the person with dementia you are helping to support. Even if you do not consider yourself a caregiver and are simply interested in learning more about dementia, please complete the short survey to the best of your ability.
Once you have viewed the training, please answer a couple of questions in the customer satisfaction survey following the presentation to let us know how it could be improved. The information from these surveys will help us in developing future presentations about dementia.
If you have completed the preliminary survey before, please go directly to the presentation.
Notes for Viewing the Presentation
If viewing this presentation in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you will need to allow Adobe Flash to run when prompted. In addition, if you are using Google Chrome, you will be asked if you will allow "unsafe script" to run, and will need to answer "yes" to allow the presentation to open. Answering "yes" to these questions will not harm your computer and will simply allow Adobe Flash to access the presentation.
This presentation uses sound. Please turn on your computer speakers to hear the content of the presentation. Use the directional arrows at the bottom of the presentation to advance to the next slide. Closed captioning is available by pressing the CC button in the bottom right corner of the presentation.
Resources for Family Caregivers
A variety of resources is mentioned throughout the training. View this list of resources for family caregivers for additional information and assistance.