Caregiving is not an easy job for anyone to do, especially when a loved one is very sick. However, there is help and support for caregivers who are in need of some attention - and a break. In Hallowell, Maine, there is a six-week support program for these individuals that will give them the support they need, according to the Sun Journal.
The Spectrum Generations Family Caregiver Support Program is offering the Maine Savvy Caregiver training. The course will cover how to identify the signs and symptoms of dementia. Participants will also be given various resources to help them balance both their own needs and the Alzheimer's care for a loved one, according to the news source.
The program starts August 15 and runs until September 26.
According to Gallup, more than one in six people from the U.S. that work full-time are caring for an elderly or disabled family member. In addition, 22 percent of these people are between the ages of 45 and 64 and 15 percent between the ages of 30 and 44.