Free dementia care training offered Aug. 7

BLYTHEWOOD – A free community training event for caregivers who provide care to family members or others with dementia or related dementia disorders will be conducted at Doko Manor on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 8:30 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m. The course has the support of the Town of Blythewood and Mayor J. Michael Ross.

The course, titled ‘Dementia Speaks,’ is based on the dementia training program offered by the  University of South Carolina’s Office for the Study of Aging and will be conducted by USC gerontologist and licensed social worker, Dr. Macie Smith, who specializes in providing one-on-one family dementia training.

Smith’s specific focus is coordinating quality care within aging and underserved communities.

Attendees will receive free materials from the Office of Aging, The Alzheimer’s Association, Leeza’s Care Connection and others.

To register, contact Doris Kelly Coleman at 404-444-6960 or email [email protected]