Alzheimer's Association provides a free workshop for caregivers

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CHEYENNE, Wyo.(RELEASE)- The Wyoming chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is presenting a free workshop on Basic Activities of Daily Living: Practical Tips for Caregivers. The workshop will take place on Sunday, April 9, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Laramie County Library. The library is located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue in Cheyenne.

Activities of daily living, or ADLs, refer to bathing, ambulation/exercise, toileting, transfers (moving the person), eating and dressing. Mouth care and stress reduction will also be discussed. Improving ADLs can help keep the person being cared for as independent as possible for as long as possible, and make the job of care giving easier.

The workshop presenter is Natalie Cheevers, LPN. Cheevers received her nursing training at Laramie County Community College and the University of Wyoming. She will complete her Registered Nurse education next month and is scheduled to earn her BSN from the University of Wyoming this December. In addition to her studies, Cheevers is a volunteer at the LCCC Student Clinic and a member of the university’s service organization, Aspire to Geriatrics.

The program is free and appropriate for the general public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association-Wyoming Chapter at 307-316-2892.