Knowledge is Power Caregiver Series starts Oct. 27

A new Caregiving Series is beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. This series will be online, via ZOOM, and allows caregivers to learn from home. These classes are brought to you by Pine Tree Hospice, as part of our Caring for the Caregiver series.

Caregiving a loved one with dementia is a complex and highly demanding labor of love. Family members, friends and neighbors often want to help and are not sure when or how to be of real service. Caregivers can become so overwhelmed that organizing a few hours of respite takes more energy than can be spared.

The demands faced by caregivers can be significant. The more we understand about those challenges, the greater the power we gain to manage them. As months and years pass, physical changes, struggles to communicate and more, can lead to caregiver exhaustion and serious illness.

There is a lot to learn about the diseases that affect brain health. Sometimes practical, simple, topic-focused information can be helpful. The Knowledge is Power series of online classes sponsored by Pine Tree Hospice has been developed to share practical, topic-specific information using professional resources.

The facilitator for this series will be Cheryl Crabtree, coordinator of volunteers & client services at Pine Tree Hospice. Crabtree offers this comment about the series, “We hope that family, friends and caregivers will join us as we try to look at key challenges of caregiving loved ones with dementia. Each class will have targeted goals, short presentation, discussion and resource recommendations. Join the adventure as we launch this online opportunity to learn how to care for the caregiver.”

The first class in the series is an introduction This will be followed by Tools for Caregiving, Tuesday, Nov. 10 10-11:30 a.m. and Language of Behavior, Tuesday, Dec. 8 10-11:30 a.m.  Please email Pine Tree Hospice at or call 207-802-8078 to register and to access the ZOOM link.

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