Elder care training class offered in Reno

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RENO, Nev. — Are you caring for an older adult and wish you knew more? Caring for elders can prove to be an unnerving situation for which many may not feel prepared.

The Sanford Center for Aging, Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Geriatric Education Center (a joint program between the Sanford Center for Aging and the University of Nevada School of Medicine) will hold a free workshop on caring for older adults in Reno on Tuesday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Manor Care Health Services, 3101 Plumas Street.

The workshop will cover finding aging and disability resources on the Internet, how to differentiate between normal brain function and dementia, delirium and depression, and how to redirect, reduce or prevent undesirable behaviors. The workshop is designed for friends and family members caring for elders as well as professional caregivers.

Continuing-education credit and a certificate of attendance are available for a $15 fee. The program has been approved by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for long-term care administrators, the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for marriage and family therapists, and the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for social workers for 2.5 hours of continuing-education credit. The University of Nevada School of Medicine also approves this program for 2.5 hours of continuing-credit for nurses.

Please contact Diann Jones at (775) 682-8470 or via email at: dsjones@med.unr.edu to register.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.