Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Mega-List of Caregiver Support Resources | Caregiver Stress

The Mega-List of Caregiver Support Resources | Caregiver Stress:

The Home Instead Senior Care network has been delivering in-home care for over 20 years. All of our highly trained CAREGivers℠ are bonded and insured for your peace of mind. We offer many different types of in-home care that can be individualized to meet the needs of your family members.

Alzheimer's Care & Training Support

Home Instead Senior Care developed the highest quality dementia caregiver training program available. We have helped change the way people live with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

You probably see them every day: the adult daughters, sons or spouses hovering over their senior loved one, gently smoothing a collar or asking a question of the doctor. But you might not have a chance to ask those family caregivers how they’re doing. You probably focus on your senior client, not the people in the background. However, those caregivers likely could use your help, too.

The Family Caregiver Alliance reports dire statistics culled from numerous studies into the issue of caregiver stress:

• As many as 26 percent of family caregivers say taking care of a family member is “hard on them emotionally.”
• As many as 70 percent of caregivers report symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of major depression.
• More than one in five family caregivers feels “exhausted” when they go to bed at night.

 Call 888-741-5172 for Home Instead Senior Care services in your area.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Alzheimer's Cafes Worldwide

Alzheimer's Cafes Worldwide
Cafes come by a number of names, Memory Cafes, Alzheimer's Cafes, Dementia Cafes.

The concept is to provide a social occasion, a meetup, for anyone with dementia / Alzheimer's, their care givers and family.
They are informal and generally free. Activities vary. Support and funding depends on the host-provider and contributions.