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Organization helping dementia caregivers

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A class held at the Schmieding Home Caregiver Center in Jonesboro helps caregivers of those with dementia.

Specialty items were presented to attendees to help them help someone dealing with dementia.

Coordinator Linda Willey said these classes help both the person with dementia and the caregiver.

"We teach them transfer techniques, nutrition, incontenance, positioning, specialty items, things that will help them minimize their caregiver stress," Wiley said.

People were shown such items as rocker knives, plate guards or nose glass.

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