Classes 2018-01-25T10:41:54+00:00


Edith T. Royal Care Initiative - 2017
ALZ 101 class

Intro to Alzheimer’s: ALZ 101

This class is intended for anyone wanting to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Disease information, diagnosis and treatment, risk and prevention and coping are some of the topics shared. It is a great class to take prior to attending a caregiver support group and provides a good base of disease knowledge.

Offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month in our office from 6 – 7:30 pm.  To reserve your spot, call (512) 241-0420 or email

Lunch and Learns

Lunch n’ Learn: Partners in Care

Steve Catoe, Positive Approach to Care and Validation Therapy Trainer, will present quality education on topics such as ever-changing roles, rounding up your posse, and finding direction on your journey. Classes are held from 11:30 - 1 pm.  There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided.  Registration required to or call (512) 241-0420 x10.

  • January 31 - Marble Falls Public Library, Marble Falls, TX
  • February 9 - Golden Age Home, Lockhart, TX
  • February 23 - First United Methodist Church, Bastrop, TX
  • March 8 - Llano Public Library, Llano, TX
  • April 6 - Fayette Public Library, La Grange, TX

Caregiver Education Series

Join us for this four part series, providing hands-on techniques for daily care of a person with dementia.  Taught by veteran Memory Care director Steve Catoe, these classes will feature methods pioneered by dementia care experts Teepa Snow and Naomi Feil.  The classes will be held at Querencia at Barton Creek from 11-1pm.

February 6:  Positive Approach to Care 1: "Normal Aging vs. Not Normal Aging"

  • Compare/contrast “normal” aging vs. “not normal” aging related to various cognitive functions
  • Recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur.
  • Learn skills related to approach, cuing, and connecting with people with dementia, and how to match
  • behaviors to needs.

February 13: Positive Approach to Care Part 2: "Positive Physical Approach" and "Hand Under Hand"

  • Learn how to do “with,” not “to”
  • Develop observational skills necessary recognize and address unmet emotional and physical needs
  • Learn ways to help the person being cared for feel productive and valued
  • Learn how to apply PPA and HUH in everyday care situations.

February 20: Positive Approach to Care Part 3: Teepa's GEMS: Using Skills that Make a Difference

  • Develop an understanding of stages of dementia
  • Learn strategies to facilitate positive, supportive communication between caregiver and care receiver
  • Learn to respond to unmet needs
  • Learn multi-modal helping techniques, emphasizing use of preserved abilities.

February 27: Communication Skills: Using the Feil Method of Validation

  • Learn a method of communicating with disoriented older adults known as validation that is built on an empathetic attitude and a holistic view of individuals that helps reduce stress, enhance dignity, and
    increase happiness.
  • Learn to “Step into the shoes” of your loved one and “see through their eyes,” in order to understand their world and the meaning of their sometimes bizarre behavior.

To reserve your spot, call (512) 241-0420 or email

Request a speaker

Request a Speaker

Need a speaker for your organization or group to talk about our services, disease information, caregiving issues and more? Contact us ( to get something scheduled. We strive to fill every request, regardless of the topic or location.

Training for Professionals

  • In-service trainings are available for your staff on a variety of topics. There is a small fee. Contact us ( for more information.
  • Law Enforcement Training - Educates personnel on Alzheimer’s and best practices for interacting with patients. Continuing education credits included at no cost. To request a presentation, contact

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