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| LITTLE ROCK – This November, UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Educational Collaborative (AGEC) will honor National Family Carers Month by hosting educational events for those people who care for loved ones.
AGEC partners with community organizations to host online and in-person programs to help provide information and training, which can be used to reduce the burden on family caregivers. The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges of increasing social isolation and loneliness for caregivers. These unpaid guardians play an important role in caring for the elderly and ensuring that they stay healthy during tough times.
Programs include Create a Dementia Friendly Home, Caregiver Resources, Create a Caregiver Profile, and an online memory café. You can find information about all upcoming events at https://agec.uams.edu/community-events/. Can’t set the scheduled date and time for the program? Replays of Facebook software can be found at https://www.facebook.com/uamsagec.
In Arkansas, one in four adults is a caregiver and more than a third give caregiver for at least 20 hours a week. Most care that older adults receive comes from family members, friends, or other unpaid caregivers.
If you would like to receive a monthly newsletter about upcoming programs, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org And ask to be added to the AGECaring Friends newsletter email list.
UAMS AGEC is funded by a Department of Health Services Workforce Enhancement in Aging Program grant.
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