Published on January 09, 2024

Contact: Family Caregiver Support Program
Phone: (530) 621-6151




(Placerville, CA) – The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), Marshall Medical Center and the Alzheimer's Association of Sacramento will present a free, three-part series in February on senior caregiving.

The educational series will provide instruction and support for people who currently care for or plan to care for a family member or friend aged 60 years or older. Series topics include:

  • February 8:Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's disease and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Participants of this class will learn the ten common warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and what to watch for in themselves and others. The program covers typical age-related changes, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, Alzheimer's Association resources, and more.
  • February 15: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors - Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Participants of this class will learn about the impact of the disease, , the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and Alzheimer's Association resources.
  • February 22: Effective Communication Strategies – This class will teach caregivers to decode verbal and behavioral communication of someone with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Participants leave with strategies for meaningful connection with people who have early, middle, and late-stage dementia.



Participants of the educational series may attend any or all of the classes. All classes and materials are offered free of charge; voluntary contributions are gratefully accepted. The classes will be given by community educators as an educational opportunity only; no solicitation of services will be presented.

The classes will be held on Thursdays, February 8, 15, and 22, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Marshall Medical Center Conference Room D, 1100 Marshall Way in Placerville. To register for the educational series, or for questions, please call (530) 621-6151 or email

The educational series is provided by the El Dorado County FCSP, in partnership with Marshall Medical and the Alzheimer's Association of Sacramento. The FCSP is a program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. For information about FCSP and other services for older adults and caregivers in El Dorado County, please visit Senior Services.

#  #  #