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Creating Confident Caregivers

Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting new program in select regions of Michigan, for caregivers who are caring for a family member living at home with a dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease). This program is the result of years of research and is designed to reduce the stress of caregiving. Creating Confident Caregivers highlights the university-tested Savvy Caregiver training program, and empowers caregivers with the key skills, knowledge, and sense of competence needed for “confident caregiving.”

Creating Confident Caregivers is available in the Upper Peninsula through a federal grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging to the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, and the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge for the six weekly two-hour sessions led by trained dementia care specialists. Participants who successfully complete the workshop may qualify for a cash incentive. In addition, Respite Care may be available to allow caregivers to attend sessions.

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