Confident Connections: Art and Ed for Dementia Care Partners

These unique dementia care partner events will provide education and respite for the care provider alongside a guided art experience for the care receiver. The sessions will occur simultaneously in nearby spaces, creating a safe, enriching and empowering opportunity for both care partners.

For the Care Provider: The Alzheimer's Association will present programs to help caregivers understand the many facets of Dementia. Attendees will learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.

For the Care Receiver: VPAS will present "Opening Minds through Art", a national arts program developed for those living with dementia. Artists are partnered with trained volunteers who will guide them through the process of creating abstract art. This program is person-centered and seeks to affirm the autonomy of each individual who participates.

  • "Dementia Conversations" - April 10, 2024 - 2:00-3:00pm - Register here
  • "Effective Communication Strategies" - June 12, 2024 - 2:00-3:00pm - Register here
  • "Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior" - August 14, 2024 - 2:00-3:00pm - Register here

ADDRESS CORRECTION: All sessions take place at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, 420 College View Drive., Bridgewater, VA 

Call 540.615.5341 for more information.