The Bellingham Senior Center will host a three-part workshop on essential skills for caregivers of individuals with dementia starting Thursday and continuing April 11 and 18. The series covers such topics as communication techniques, strategies for managing difficult behaviors, and safety in the home. The classes are intended for family caregivers, and are not appropriate for individuals with dementia or for professional caregivers. The free programs run from 6 to 8 p.m. each week. To register, call 800-272-3900.