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As one of the most feared diseases, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents many challenges for families living with this disease. Because an estimated 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s live at home, the responsibility of caring for them usually falls on their families, who frequently face – and dread – the unexpected and unknown. 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.
Home Instead Senior Care of Minneapolis is offering an interactive educational course for families caring for Alzheimer’s and other dementia sufferers. This course will give you basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More importantly, you will gain valuable insight for providing better care for a loved one with these conditions. At the end of the course you will be equipped with several techniques to help improve both your and your loved one’s quality of life. Each class can be completed within 5-15 minutes. At the end of each class you can download a Class Checklist PDF. Simply enter your information on our Contact Us page and, on the next page, you’ll see a link to the online course.
“According to experts, Alzheimer’s either is or may someday be a reality for about one-third of the families in our community,” said Stuck. “We want to replace their fears with a sense of confidence that they are equipped to handle any situation.”
For more information about this free resource or to inquire about an in-person Family Caregiver Training, contact your local Home Instead Senior Care office at 763-544-5988.