In each of the Savvy Caregiver™ DVD sessions, the instructor asks participants to complete an assignment on this "homework" CD-ROM. The homework program is about two hours in length and runs on most computers (Apple® and PCs). Itís not required that you complete the CD-ROM as part of the Savvy Caregiver program, but doing so will help you personalize your caregiving strategies.
The Savvy Caregiver Homework CD-ROM can also be used by itself. Itís a great resource for understanding the stages of memory loss and dementia and how to adjust the way your loved one participates in activities at each stage—as well as how you should adjust your caregiving assistance over time.
The Savvy Caregiver Homework CD-ROM was developed as a collaborative effort between the Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System (EES), the Geriatrics and Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group, HealthCare Interactive, and a national team of experts.