September is World Alzheimer's Month, which means it's the perfect time to raise awareness about Alzheimer's. Spread the word about these free Alzheimer's training workshops so that family caregivers can learn how to better care for their loved ones affected by the disease.
At home and abroad, key influencers in the senior healthcare field are stepping up and becoming part of a large Alzheimer's support network. See how you can help by raising awareness and providing support during World Alzheimer's Month and beyond.
2013 World Alzheimer Report Today, Alzheimer's Disease International released its yearly report outlining world-wide care needs and recommendations to improve the quality of care and support to individuals most affected by the disease. Get the Report »
Home Instead, Inc. has recently released new resources for Alzheimer's and dementia care. The book, Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home offers guidance for family caregivers and addresses common behaviors associated with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
Home Instead, Inc. also developed a free iPhone app called Alzheimer's Other Dementias Daily Companion as an extension of the book, Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home. It provides instant support at your fingertips, including tips to help manage difficult behaviors associated with the disease, answers to your questions, and help finding services in your area.
The following is an excerpt from a live chat with Dr. Amy D'Aprix:
Question: Sometimes when I'm very tired I have feelings of resentment. Is that normal? I love my husband dearly and have infinite patience with his dementia behaviors. We are in our early 60's now. I sometimes feel that we've been pushed headlong into 'old age'. Some days are more difficult than others...
Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead Senior Care® network is looking for dedicated CAREGiversSM who share its passion for caregiving to provide non-medical in-home care assistance to seniors. Learn more about what it takes to become a CAREGiver at www.heartofacaregiver.com
Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services — assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping — which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network's groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM Program to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum also is available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At Home Instead Senior Care, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.