Registration under way for educational seminar for caregivers

A one-day educational seminar called “Therapeutic Caregiving” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the Waterfront Park Community Center.

The seminar will discuss techniques for the caring of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementia-causing diseases as well as many ways to keep them more functional both physically and mentally.

The program is led by Barbara Bridges, author of “Therapeutic Caregiving: A Practical Guide for Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Causing Diseases.”

The seminar is designed for family members, medical professionals and others interested in dementing illness caregiving, including in-home caregivers and adult family home providers. The cost of the event is $60, and it includes a continental breakfast, beverages and a box lunch. Limited scholarships are available.

The seminar is co-hosted by the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District, Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center, Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers and Independent Caregiver Connection and is sponsored by Bailey Manor Adult Family Homes.

Interested parties can register through the Bainbridge park district by calling 206-842-1616.

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