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Dementia Care Seminar Empowers Caregivers and Community Health Workers

On Tuesday, May 17th, the community gathered at the Brooksville Wesleyan Church for the 6th Annual Dementia Care Seminar.

Gary LeBlanc, a local author and caregiver, Linda Burhans, national speaker on caregiver advocacy, and Andrea Read, Acti-Kare Responsive In Home Care Dementia Specialist shared their experience through the journey of caregiving.

"Wonderful wealth of knowledge," "Thought provoking Seminar," were just a few comments shared from over 50 community members who attended.

Attendees also shared the most valuable thing they learned from the Seminar:

  • Different types of Dementia
  • Alternatives and Solutions
  • Expanding knowledge on caregiving
  • Value of Self Care
  • Communication Tips
  • Support Groups
  • Resources

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Picture from left to right: Local Authur Gary LeBlanc, United Way of Hernando County's Community Outreach Coordinator Dominique Holmes, National Speaker Linda Burhans, and Acti-Kare Responsive In Home Care Dementia Specialist Andrea Read.