Skills training offered for African-American dementia caregivers

The Florida State University program called ACTS 2, which has brought relief to nearly 100 distressed African-Americans providing care for a loved one with dementia, is expanding its outreach in Western Panhandle counties.
The program is free of charge, and very much needed. Nine of 11 Western Panhandle counties have shortages of health-care specialists to bolster the emotional well-being of distressed caregivers.
Professor Rob Glueckauf, in the College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, and his team have devoted the last four years to grounding ACTS 2 (African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support Project 2) within the fabric of the African-American faith community.
Caregivers participate in a 12-session,…

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