The family caregiver – whose spouse has Alzheimer’s disease – or other forms of dementia that challenge millions of seniors and their families each day.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s are varied and change with the stage of the disease, but many times leave families and their caregivers frustrated, confused and frightened.
A new ground-breaking training program now offers help for the many families who are dealing with the challenging behaviors that characterize Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, enabling them to remain at home longer.
The Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM online educational course removes some of the dread associated with these diseases. The no-cost program provides an innovative approach that helps families make the most of a senior’s life journey – including that individual’s history, passions and hobbies – in helping to manage challenging behaviors associated with dementias.
“CARE is a wonderful hands-on approach that helps caregivers deal with the behavioral changes that too often accompany these disorders – one of the biggest stressors for caregivers,” said Dr. Jane F. Potter, chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. “There was previously no good program available using adult education techniques to provide hands-on practice in learning how best to help people who suffer from dementia. This is huge.”
In the featured video at the top of this newsletter, Dr. Potter helps family caregivers understand Alzheimer’s disease and the changes that family caregivers can expect to see. HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com provides even more information about how to make the most of living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, giving caregivers hope for a brighter future.
If you need help caring for your loved one, in the Mississauga ON neighbourhood, please call 905- 276-2273.
Home Care Mississauga helping older adults and elderly live independently and safely at home. Please call 905- 276-2273.