What is Coaching for Caregivers and How Can It Help Me?

What is Coaching for Caregivers and How Can It Help Me?

Coaching for CaregiversAsk the Alzheimer’s Expert is brought to you each week by Elayne Forgie and the Alzheimers’ Care Resource Center.

Question: What is Coaching for Caregivers™ and how can it help me?

Answer: The Coaching for Caregivers™ program was designed to provide you with the opportunity to receive all of the benefits that come with attending a support group or caregiver workshop, but is available to you on a one-on-one basis in a comfortable environment you choose, and at a time that is convenient for you.
Common issues that may be explored in dementia specific Coaching for Caregivers™ session include:

  •  Adjustment to a new diagnosis or progression of symptoms
  • Adjustment to changed roles/expectations within a couple or family
  • Need for guidance about future plans
  • Grief and loss desire for improved coping skills
  • Learn how to reduce stress and improve coping skills
  • Need for understanding regarding behavior and personality changes in a person who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia
  • A desire for a confidential and accepting setting in which to vent and discuss feelings
  • Understand Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Manage the symptoms of memory loss
  • Understand the behaviors commonly seen in Alzheimer’s and dementia patients
  • Learn new ways to respond to challenging behaviors
  • Find balance in your life and learn ways to take care of your own important self-care needs
  • Learn strategies to effectively communicate with the Alzheimer’s/dementia patient

To schedule a Coaching for Caregivers™ session, call the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center at (561) 588-4545. To submit your questions to Ask the Expert, send an e-mail to [email protected]