Many people don’t realize there are special skills that you can learn to make caregiving easier. That’s why we have developed programs to help you understand dementia, assist your family member at the different stages of the disease, and give you tips on making hard decisions like taking the car keys away and placing your loved one in a nursing home or care center.
We’ve teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association to develop the CARES® Program. CARES is a person-centered, easy-to-remember approach to care for any person in any situation and at any level of dementia thinking decline. CARES stands for: Connect with the Person, Assess Behavior, Respond Appropriately, Evaluate What Works, and Share with Others.
We only film real families, professional caregivers, and people living with dementia. We never use actors! Real people sharing their struggles, successes, and practical caregiving strategies openly and honestly—it's an approach that makes our educational programs more authentic, effective, and engaging.
“I started watching The Savvy [Caregiver] DVD and was absolutely mesmerized. I couldn't stop watching it. Judy is an outstanding facilitator who explained the realities of the disease, but also gave hope. Watching these DVDs, you don't feel so alone." Lorraine N., Minneapolis, Minnesota (husband diagnosed with dementia at the age of 50)
Our online programs are available 24/7, so you can access them anywhere at any time. This is perfect for family caregivers who have unpredictable schedules as well as professional caregivers or staff members who need access during the day, evening, or weekend.