Caregiver Education and Support

Keeping Love Alive When Memories Fade Book Club

Every other Wednesday, 3:45-5 p.m. at Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital Caregiver Connection lobby (room across from Ambulatory Pharmacy in Outpatient building) for spouses of persons with dementia.  Learn ways to show love to someone whose brain is no longer able to notice your needs. Contact Eunice Lehmacher for more information or to get your free book at elehmacher@ghs.org. Especially good for couples.

Helping Someone Who Has Dementia

Wednesday, May 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital conference room 1. Learn and practice caregiving skills you can use to help persons with dementia. Workshop focuses on seeing the world from the perspective of the person with dementia.

Alzheimer’s and related dementia support group

Friday, May 17, 11:30 a.m., Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital conference room 1. Get ideas on how to use music to help your loved one. Call 1-800-272-3900 to request a free caregiver in your home while you attend the group.

Helping Someone Who Has Dementia

Wednesday, May 22, 1-3 p.m., Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital conference room 1. Learn and practice caregiving skills you can use to help persons with dementia. Workshop focuses on seeing the world from the perspective of a person with dementia. Free lunch included.

Offerings in June:

Wednesday, June 12 at 11:3 a.m., Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital conf. room 1. Explore the nutrition-brain connection and get personal tips that can help prevent memory loss or help a person with dementia. RSVP requested.  Free one-on-one consultations with a nutritionist available following workshop. Contact Eunice Lehmacher to request a time for a consultation: Eunice.lehmacher@prismahealth.org

Wednesday, June 12 at 1-3 p.m., Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital Conference room 3.  Activities for persons living with dementia: try out activities your loved one can use at home to stimulate brain function.  Appropriate for caregivers and persons with dementia.  Drop in for 30 min, or stay the whole time.

Friday, June 21, 11:3 a.m., Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital conference room 1. Alzheimer’s and related dementia support group,  Call 1-800-272-3900 to request a free caregiver in your home while you attend the group.

Wednesday, June 26: 11 a.m., Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital conf. room 1. “Alive Inside” documentary showing, discussion and lunch. Learn how music has helped people with dementia and be inspired to use more music in your caregiving. Free lunch included.