Advocacy Skills for Caregivers

Caregivers of people with dementia find they need to advocate on behalf of the person they care for and themselves.  They need to present their concerns and requests for action to other family members, community care providers and health care professionals.  Being an advocate requires skills that include problem solving, communication and often persistence.

To assist caregivers in their advocacy roles the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba has prepared a suite of factsheets:

What is an Advocate?

Getting Organized

Successful Advocacy Meetings

Building Agreement for Action

Communicating Effectively


Click here for the presentation, “Speak Up – Advocacy Skills for Caregivers”


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The Alzheimer Society thanks the
Women’s Endowment Fund of the
Jewish Foundation of Manitoba for
its support of the Advocacy Skills for
Family Caregivers project.