Hawaii Circle of Care for Dementia

Catholic Charities Hawaii (CCH) recently started the 2019 Workshop Series for Caregivers of Persons Living with Memory Loss, a free six-part training workshop series for caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s and related Dementias. The first training took place on Friday, July 5 on understanding the difference between normal vs. non-normal aging. Our Diane Terada appeared on KITV4’s “Aging Well” segment this past to speak more about CCH’s “Hawaii Circle for Dementia” project and the upcoming workshops which will be taking place one a month through the end of the year.

The workshops are funded through a three-year, $1-million dollar grant to help persons living with and those at high risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (ADRD), and their caregivers. The grant is given from the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL) Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI). Through our ADPI project, the “Hawaii Circle of Care for Dementia”, we aim to strengthen and expand the circle of care supporting persons living with memory loss and their caregivers by providing effective person- and family-centered dementia-capable programs, services and resources to help them remain independent and safe in their communities.

CCH sees the impact of dementia on families and individuals in our work with over 4,000 older adults each year. We are grateful for this opportunity to increase dementia awareness and provide training for caregivers of persons with dementia, as well as support for persons with dementia who live alone.