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Free workshop teaches care for older adults

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Are you caring for an older adult and wish you knew more? Attend a free workshop offered 1:15-4:15 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville.

If you are caring for an elder (friend or family member), or if you care for elders professionally, this free training offers tips on how to do it better. The workshop covers:

Help available on the Internet. Finding aging and disability resources on the Web; memory and dementia: How to differentiate between normal brain function and dementia, delirium and depression; self care for the caregiver: Learn stress reduction and self-care techniques to better care for yourself while caring for another.

For more information, contact Diann Jones (775) 682-8470. Presented by the Sanford Center for Aging, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and the Nevada Geriatric Education Center, a joint program of the Sanford Center for Aging and the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Supported by the Nevada Division for Aging Services.

Social workers, long-term care administrators, marriage and family therapists, and nurses may earn continuing education credits for a nominal fee. Registration forms at http://www.unr.edu/sanford/programs/ncc.html#training