Alzheimers Family Support Groups
Family Support Groups provide an opportunity for caregivers to share ideas, support each other, and learn from professionals. Support groups are open to all interested individuals. It is held at Caring Days on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00, or at Caring Together on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:00.
Caregiver /Sitter Training Classes are offered periodically to provide sitters and caregivers with the necessary skills to provide quality care for memory disorder patients. The training includes feeding techniques, managing behaviors, physical management, safety, and much more.
Project Lifesaver is a cooperative program with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office. State-of-the-art technology is used to assist those who care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias. The program provides the technology needed to quickly locate someone who has become disoriented and lost. The ability to find someone quickly prevents injury and provides peace of mind to caregivers. This program can also be used for locating children with autism, Down Syndrome, or other brain disorders. People participating in the program wear a bracelet that contains a transmitter with a personal recorded frequency that can be tracked on foot, by car, or by helicopter. Each one-ounce battery-operated radio transmitter emits an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day.
Yellow Dot Program
Caring Days is one of several locations where the community can sign up for The Yellow Dot Program. This free program is a cooperative effort between Sheriff’s Deputies, local police officers, state troopers, emergency medical services, local fire departments, and senior centers to assist our citizens in a time of need when they might not be able to help themselves. The program is the first of its kind in the State of Alabama.
A Yellow Dot in the rear window of your vehicle will alert all first responders to the vital information in your glove compartment. This will help to ensure that you receive the medical attention you need during that first “Golden Hour” after a crash or other emergency involving your vehicle. Call the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (205)752-0616, or visit www.tcsoal.org for more information.
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