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Helping Family Caregivers Cope with Alzheimer’s

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The Home Instead Senior Care® network is happy to announce encouraging news and a variety of valuable resources for senior-care professionals to pass on to families who are living with the frustration and heartbreak of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education℠ Training Program recently launched. More information about this program can be found at

This program features training for family caregivers—which mirrors a program for the network’s professional CAREGivers℠—that offers an innovative approach to help families make the most of a senior’s life journey, including that individual’s history, passions and hobbies. This approach has been shown to help manage challenging behaviors associated with dementia.

If you need help caring for your loved one living with Alzheimer’s in the Mississauga ON neighbourhood, please call 905- 276-2273.

1. No-Cost Family Caregiver Training: This now is available online through e-learning modules or a local Home Instead Senior Care office. These modules consist of five classes:

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Overview
  2. Capturing Life’s Journey®
  3. Techniques to Manage Behaviors
  4. Activities to Encourage Engagement
  5. Keeping Your Loved One Safe

Learn more about this innovative training by contacting a local Home Instead Senior Care office or by going to

2. A blog: David Troxel, an internationally known expert in Alzheimer’s disease and memory care, answers questions that most perplex family caregivers.

3. Information videos: Videos can help family caregivers learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and offer approaches for helping to manage difficult behaviors.

4. Educational materials: Materials such as the “Helping Families Cope” guide provide practical advice and strategies for living at home with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease.

For senior care professionals who want to learn more, the Home Instead Senior Care network is offering no-cost continuing education credits (CEUs) in conjunction with the Family Caregiver Support Series for Professionals.

Two of this year’s topics focus on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias:

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 – “Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease”
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 – “Senior Cognitive Issues”

The web conference sessions are scheduled at noon Central Time. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at

Home Care Mississauga helping older adults and elderly live independently and safely at home. Please call 905- 276-2273.


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