Memorial Hospital offers a range of dementia education classes to support caregivers, community members, health professionals and those experiencing memory loss. These classes provide the opportunity to learn evidence-based best practices and gain inspiration for providing high-quality, effective dementia care. For help in navigating dementia services and care in the Mt. Washington Valley, call 603-356-5461, ext. 2553
About our Classes
Six part series for loved ones who are caring for a person living with dementia. One-hour workshops are geared toward the general public. Attend one or all the sessions:
- Normal Vs. Not Normal Aging
- Brain Changes and Shifts in Abilities when Dementia Happens
- Look at Progression: Seeing More than Loss, The Gems
- In the Right Setting, All Gems Can Shine
- New Skills For Helping and Supporting
- Being an Advocate and Building a Support Team
VDT is a dementia sensitivity training program designed to give individuals a better understanding of the behaviors and needs of people with dementia. The simulation program helps to build a greater understanding of dementia by using patented sensory tools and instruction. These two-hour workshops are geared towards the general public. (1.5 CMEs are available for medical professionals.)
OMA is an award-winning, art-making program for people living with dementia. People with dementia (artists) are paired with volunteers (students, families, caregivers) who are trained to rely on imagination instead of memory and focus on remaining strengths instead of lost skills.
OMA enables people with dementia to assume new roles as artists and teachers and leave a legacy of beautiful artwork. The results of the OMA program positively affect individuals living with dementia and their families.
For information about OMA sessions offered in the Mount Washington Valley, NH area contact:
One hour virtual Zoom workshops for caregivers.
- Effective Communication: Explore ways that Alzheimer's and other dementias affect an individual's communication and get tips to improve interactions with people living with the disease.
- Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Lifestyle choices impact the aging process. Learn about valuable information and research in diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement. Use hands-on tools to develop a plan for healthy aging.
- Managing Money, A Caregivers Guide to Finances: This free online program by the Alzheimer’s Association® will help you learn about the costs of caregiving and the benefits of early planning and teach you how to avoid financial abuse and fraud, start a conversation about finances, assess financial and legal needs, and find support.
- Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior: Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
- The Gibson Center for Senior Services
- The Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center
- Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice