Free Family Caregiver Workshop Sept. 29 in Hot Springs

By Liz Caldwell

The workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garland County Library at 1427 Malvern Ave. in Hot Springs. For more information or to register, please call 501-276-0945 or visit www.uamscaregiving.org.

The workshop will present an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and provide caregiving tips that maintain respect, dignity and quality of life for the person living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Information will also be presented on nutrition, behavior, communication techniques and activities.

This workshop is sponsored by the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative, the Health Resources and Services Administration-funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program at UAMS. The program improves the quality of care for older adults through education by offering programs for health professionals, first responders, family caregivers and direct care workers.



UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

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