Upper Peninsula Commission For Area Progress



In 1974, The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) was designated as the Region XI Upper Peninsula Area Agency on Aging, whose purpose is to advocate for and provide services to the residents of the Upper Peninsula.

Upcoming Events

Nov 30

Dementia Caregiving Series

This three-part online series provides useful information and tools designed for caregivers of people with dementia.

During the three online sessions participants will learn basic information about dementia and its impact on brain function, how to communicate more effectively with someone who has dementia, recognize stages of dementia, how to provide meaningful daily activities based on the interests and abilities of the person with dementia, how to better understand and address dementia related behaviors, learn strategies and benefits of self-care and how to build a support network. Each session is an hour long.

Dementia Caregiving Series will be held on Thursdays, November 30 and December 7 & 14, 2023, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST) via Zoom.

Dementia Caregiving Series is offered by Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP). This series is available in part through funding from the Older American’s Act and Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Bureau of Aging, Community Living, and Supports.

Participants must have a device with internet connection and email address to attend.

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Jan 04

Savvy Caregiver – Online

Savvy Caregiver is recognized as a leading evidence-based dementia family caregiver training program.

Savvy Caregiver is designed to provide the most relevant dementia knowledge, skills, and mastery to support family members as they provide care for their relative or friend living with dementia. Savvy Caregiver has been proven to decrease family caregiver distress, burden, and depression, while increasing caregivers’ sense of competence and confidence in their care role.

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