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USI Bronstein Center funds Online Care Partner Support Group with Positive Approach to Care®


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The University of Southern Indiana Bronstein Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness is partnering with Positive Approach to Care® (PAC) to offer a free online care partner support group designed especially for people caring for someone living with dementia.

The live virtual sessions will be held 7-8:30 p.m. CDT on five consecutive Thursdays beginning April 25. The sessions will be led by Carolyn Lukert, a PAC certified independent consultant, trainer, and coach, and will include video clips with dementia expert Teepa Snow, interactive activities, discussions and caregiver resources.

Each week in the series, the sessions will build upon the previous topics discussed:

  • April 25: Understanding and Accepting Dementia
  • May 2: Common Brain Changes and Supportive Techniques
  • May 9: Sensory Changes – Increasing Awareness and Understanding Impact
  • May 16: Person-Centered Problem Solving
  • May 23: Techniques to Reduce Distress

“The online support group is designed for friends or family members caring for someone living with dementia,” says Dr. Katie Ehlman, Director of the Bronstein Center and Professor of Gerontology. “The content is delivered each week in a format that is engaging and very meaningful. Plus, participants will connect with others on similar journeys during these virtual group meetings.”

Sessions will be facilitated via Zoom. Participants are required to connect a device with a camera and a microphone. To maintain confidentiality, sessions will not be recorded.