Workshop provides help for the caregiver


Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services is hosting a workshop for caregivers of family and friends suffering from dementia on Wednesday, March 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop, “Caregiving for Loved Ones With Dementia,” will address types and stages of dementia, community resources, financial and legal concerns, communication techniques and the role of medications in managing challenging behaviors.

“We know that caregivers can easily and quickly find themselves dealing with an enormous amount of stress,” said Tori Sorrells, coordinator of Sixty Plus Services at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The goal of this workshop is to provide them with the right tools and resources to help ease the tremendous pressure they’re under, as well as those very common feelings of grief and isolation.”

The workshop fee is $25 and includes lunch and educational materials. Space is limited so advance registration is required by calling 1-877-527-3712.
Attendees will hear from the following speakers:

Alfonso Martinez, PhD
The Neuropsychology Center, Peachtree City
Types of dementia, treatment, role of medications

Victoria J. Farrell, JD
Fayette Law Group, LLP, Fayetteville
Medicaid planning, advance directives, trusts, challenges in the absence of advance directives

Moira Keller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Sixty Plus Services, Piedmont Healthcare
Stages of dementia, challenging behaviors, communication techniques

Tori Sorrells, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Sixty Plus Services, Piedmont Healthcare
Community resources, adult day health, respite, housing options, private duty homecare