On Tuesday, January 8, All Things Considered on National Public Radio aired a story featuring the Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer’s CARE training program. As part of the story, reporter Ina Jaffe attended a family caregiver workshop hosted by John Moser, franchise owner in the Los Angeles area.
All Things Considered is the fourth largest radio program in America with more than 11 million listeners per week.
Family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias are hidden patients in need of support from senior care professionals. Recommending the right interventions can help lessen caregivers' burden while improving their ability to care for the patient.
Recent study results strongly support the general belief that cognitive stimulation can help slow the decline of dementia in its early stages.
Every individual with Alzheimer’s has a diagnosis story. Receiving the news marks the beginning of a drastic life change for the individual and his or her family, and the way a doctor communicates that change can hugely impact the nature of their Alzheimer’s journey.
The first ray of morning sunshine peeks through the curtain and grazes the edge of the bed to gently say "time to wake up." Birds sing from the tree branches right outside the large window looking out on the yard where the kids loved to run and play. A photo collage hangs on the wall beside the nightstand, testifying to a lifetime of memories.