An estimated 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s live at home and the responsibility of caring for them usually falls on their families, While it may be impossible to predict behaviors exhibited by a person struggling with Alzheimer’s, there are free resources available to help area families cope with whatever situation may arise.
In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month (September 2013), the Home Instead Senior Care network is offering a number of free resources to help local families who are living with Alzheimer’s, including workshops where family members will receive a version of the same in-depth Alzheimer’s CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education training program training that was developed for the network’s professional CAREGivers.
The workshops will offer specific solutions for the many common issues that arise when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
Also available is a free Confidence to Care at Home kit, an at-a-glance collection of information, tips and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement, and prevent caregiver stress, that is designed for any member of the household to reference, anytime they need it.
In addition, Home Instead Senior Care has developed Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Helper, a free smartphone app that families can use to search behaviors and help find solutions when they have to react quickly to a situation.
The app, available now, is designed to help families manage issues as they arise, whether at home or in public.
For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network or its free Alzheimer’s resources, click on the link included with this story.