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Building Better Caregivers/Dementia

Virtual Workshop

Are you currently caring 

for a loved one with 

Alzheimer's or Dementia?

Are you seeking ways to

better manage your life

as a caregiver living in Maryland?

If you are currently caring for a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer's, Dementia, or any condition that affects memory, a TBI, or PTSD and are seeking ways to manage your life while being a caregiver, we welcome you to attend our FREE (participation and materials) workshop for Building Better Caregivers with a focus on Dementia. This is a community-based, highly participatory workshop, where mutual support and success build confidence in your ability to manage caregiving tasks and maintain a fulfilling life.

Select Your Registration Track

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia? You may qualify for RESPITE CARE to be provided. Click the button below to learn more and register for this free virtual workshop.

* You may choose to opt out of requesting respite care at any time.

To register for this free virtual workshop without applying for respite care click the button below.

Limited Seats Available

The first session begins September 14 and runs on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM through October 26


In the first Introductory Session:

  • You will get an overview of cognition and executive function
  • You will be able to identify signs of cognitive concerns vs. normal aging
  • We will cover what is dementia and the four most common types including the 10 warning signs and risk factors
  • We will go over caregiver strategies in caring for a person with dementia
  • Moreover, you will come away after Session 0 (first session) with some community resources and get an introduction to the caregiver program that we will be covering the next six weeks

Following sessions will discuss:

  • Caregiver Stress
  • Dealing With Difficult Care Partner Behaviors
  • Getting Help
  • Making Decisions About Treatment, Housing, etc.
  • Communicating Effectively With Family, Friends, And Health Professionals
  • Dealing With Caregiver And Care Partner Difficult Emotions
  • Planning For Future Needs
  • Legal Issues Related To Caregiving
  • Action Planning And Problem Solving

Should I Attend?


If you are a family caregiver and you or the person you care for are impacted by chronic illness, you should attend this 7-part workshop.


If you are the caregiver for someone affected by memory issues, you should attend this 7-part workshop.


If you are the caregiver for someone with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dementia or Alzheimer’s, you should attend this 7-part workshop.

For more information about this class, visit the Building Better Caregivers webpage https://mdlivingwell.org/programs/building-better-caregivers/

Benefits of Attending this Workshop

We hope that you will benefit directly from the workshops. Evaluations of this program have demonstrated significant improvements in exercise, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, fatigue, disability, and social role/activities limitations. Participants also spent fewer days in the hospital and experienced health care cost savings.

Risks of Participation: You should not have any discomfort as a result of your attendance at the workshop. The information we ask is mostly non-sensitive and will be reported in a summary form, about ALL participants as a group, not individually. Any information that you provide will be kept confidential and will be reported in group form only. Your responses will not affect any services or programs you are getting. 

What is Maryland’s Dementia-Capable

Community Connections Project?

An exciting initiative to make Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) more dementia-friendly. The project is funded through a grant from the Administration for Community Living to the Maryland Department of Aging—in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Mental Health Association of Maryland, members of the aging network and, the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project, and the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program, University of Maryland Baltimore, and the Living Well Center of Excellence along with members of the aging network and other community partners to the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA).

This online workshop series is grant funded by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. Workshops and all materials are free to all participants because of the grant funding.  

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