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The ACTS 2 Project provides support to African-American Alzheimer’s caregivers. Through our FREE caregiving support sessions you will learn the essential skills needed to support your loved ones. In addition, ACTS 2 will provide FREE telephone-based training and support sessions when you need them.

The ACTS 2 Project provides support to African-American Alzheimer’s caregivers. Through our FREE caregiving support sessions you will learn the essential skills needed to support your loved ones. In addition, ACTS 2 will provide FREE telephone-based training and support sessions when you need them.

The ACTS 2 Project provides support to African-American Alzheimer’s caregivers. Through our FREE caregiving support sessions you will learn the essential skills needed to support your loved ones. In addition, ACTS 2 will provide FREE telephone-based training and support sessions when you need them.

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Individual Attention

One-on-one training and support

Referrals

For qualified, professional services

Spirtual Support

Prayer, faith sharing and peer support


Serving as a Caregiver

Serving as a caregiver for a family member or close friend with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia can be a source of great personal satisfaction and reward, providing opportunities to give back to a loved one who has done so much for others. Caregiving, however, can be demanding and stressful, leaving the caregiver prone to frequent emotional ups-and-downs and physical health problems. Many caregivers find it difficult to focus on their own spiritual and emotional well-being, and even their own health care needs. Unfortunately, such well-meaning dedication may become a recipe for caregiver self-neglect, emotional fatigue and ultimately, a downhill course of physical health.

The African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support Project 2 (ACTS 2) offers faith-based, skills-building and support services to distressed African-American caregivers of loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The ACTS2 Project is funded by an endowment from Dave Groves, VALIC, Inc., and the Florida State University College of Medicine’s Sandy Halperin Alzheimer’s Research Fund and is provided free of charge to participants.

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Most people with Alzheimer's are cared for at home by their family. This can be both rewarding and hard to do.


Session Overview

The ACTS 2 12-week, telephone-based skills-building and support program covers topics such as:

Effective Communication

Learning to recognize different patterns of thinking and how they impact the way you feel and respond to your loved one with dementia, family members, and health care professionals.

Memory Loss

Learning about the types of dementia and how to cope effectively with dementia-related symptoms (for example, frequent repetitions).

Reducing Stress

Learning about different relaxation techniques and how they can reduce your overall stress level.

Personal Goals

Identifying problems in caring for your loved one with dementia and with significant others and setting goals to overcome these challenges.

Increasing Communication

Learning about the different types of communication and developing skills in assertive communication (the most effective type of communication.)

Difficult Behavior

Developing skills for dealing with difficult caregiving situations, such as combative behavior and agitation.