September 3, 2013
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can raise a lot of questions. As with any new job or role you take on, educating yourself can help prepare you for whatever new or challenging circumstances you may encounter. No matter your situation, amount of free time or learning style, there are resources available to you in print, on-the-go, in-person or online. Knowing your resources is the first step to improving your level of care.
- New Book: Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Dementia Care at Home addresses common behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The book, written by an employee of Home Instead, Inc. and published by Home Instead Press, LLC, offers practical strategies and techniques to manage Alzheimer’s behavioral symptoms. The book is available in both digital and paperback formats.
Get the book
- Free App: For on-demand answers, Home Instead, Inc. developed an iPhone application (app) as an extension of the book, Confidence to Care. The app provides instant support at your fingertips, offering tips on managing Alzheimer’s behaviors, answering your questions and helping you find services in your area. You can download the app for free.Download the app now
- Free Workshops: If you prefer to learn about Alzheimer’s care in-person from an instructor, you can attend free Alzheimer’s family caregiver training workshops in your area. Classes will cover techniques, activities and helpful memory care information related to Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.Register for a workshop near you
- Help for Alzheimer’s Families Website: HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com provides tips for evoking the power of memory, Alzheimer’s-related interactive education courses and monthly live chatswith Alzheimer’s experts for practical solutions to caregiving challenges.Visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com
Whether in print, online or in-person, these resources can assist you with the day-to-day challenges of caregiving.
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