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Chronic Disease Self Management Program

Chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or high blood pressure make life difficult for many. Learning to manage these conditions can make life easier. The Department for Aging and Independent Living is offering help through the Chronic Disease Self Management Program. 

General Information

The Chronic Disease Self Management Program empowers people with chronic disease to take an active role in managing their chronic conditions. It is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks that focuses on the below topics:

1. Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation;

2. Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance;

3. Appropriate use of medications;

4. Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals;

5. Nutrition;

6. How to evaluate new treatments.

Contact Information

For more information contact the agency below closest to you.

Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living

 

See Also...
  Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management Program
Official Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management Program website.
 

DAIL Contact Information
 

Elizabeth Fiehler, MS, RD, LD
Dietician Consultant
Department for Aging and Independent Living
275 E Main St, 3E-E
Frankfort, KY  40601
Email: Elizabeth Fiehler

 

Last Updated 10/7/2014
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