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The Savvy Caregiver Program

An evidence-based caregiver intervention for family members caring for a person with dementia who lives at home

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I attached a research article about the The Savvy Caregiver Program, a successful program that is helping caregivers care for family members with dementia. 

Here is the abstract:

The Savvy Caregiver Program is an evidence-based caregiver intervention for family members caring for a person with dementia who lives at home. It provides dementia education andcaregiving skills designed to reduce caregivers’ stress and improve caregivers’ attitudes. The twelve-hour program shows proven effectiveness. Creating Con dent Caregivers trains and supports Michi­gan’s area agencies on aging (AAA) to provide the program as its developers intended. Practitioners receive training, data reports, and technical assistance to implement the program consistently. Michi­gan adopted the program as an ongoing statewide program.

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Hi Erika!

Thank you for posting. We really appreciate it.

I just want to paste something here from the attachment:

'SCP is a program for family caregivers of persons with dementia who live at home. The program is twelve hours’ duration (six weekly, two-hour sessions), the ideal group size is six to twelve participants, and more than one family member can attend. The program does not require professional qualifications for practitioners, adding flexibility in rural areas where staffing resources are thin. Although the majority of practitioners are nurses and social workers, people with various backgrounds (e.g., retired professionals, academics, and aging services staff ) successfully lead the program.'