Home Instead Senior Care, Birmingham

New Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias Care

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home

One of our franchise network’s first reported experiences with Alzheimer’s disease involved a senior who refused to change clothes. She insisted on wearing the same gray pantsuit every day, all day.
Maybe you face similar frustrating situations as you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Without understanding what triggers the behaviors associated with the disease, or knowing practical techniques to help counter them, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
But discovering simple tips, like buying a duplicate pantsuit to encourage the senior into a fresh set of clothes, can mean the difference between endless frustration and a positive care experience.

Gaining the Confidence to Care

We created this resource to help you replace your fears and frustrations with the confidence to care.
Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home is your essential handbook to becoming more confident in your ability to understand, manage and even help alleviate dementia-related behavioral symptoms that your loved one may be prone to exhibit.

Why We Wrote the Book

We wrote this book to help you. This book combines personal stories with practical techniques drawn from decades of caregiving experience from family caregivers, professional CAREGivers℠ within the Home Instead Senior Care® network, and internationally recognized experts.
All profits from this book will be donated to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation and designated for dementia-related organizations and causes.

What You’ll Learn from This Book

This book focuses on both memory and behavior symptoms that family caregivers often need help with, including their loved one’s resistance to common personal care activities. Each of these chapters offer plenty of care approaches and prevention tips, and begin with a relevant and moving real-life family caregiver story. The chapter topics include:
  • Aggression and Anger
  • Agitation and Anxiety
  • Bedtime Struggles and Sleep Problems
  • Confusion and Memory Loss
  • Delusions
  • False Accusations and Paranoia
  • Hiding/Misplacing Things/Rummaging
  • Hostility
  • Judgment (problems with decision-making and problem-solving)
  • Medication Mismanagement
  • Mood Changes
  • Repetition
  • Sexually Inappropriate Behavior
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Wandering
Confidence to Care also highlights the importance of caring for yourself while caring for others.

To us it's personal


Alex Bond said...

Hi!…..Cool Idea…..Brilliant Stuff.

homecare for the elderly
homecare for elderly

David Tal said...

Thanks for great information you wrote about communicating with Dementia patients. I am very lucky to get this tips from you.

Dementia Clinic

alert button for seniors said...

Thanks for the information which hopefully can help dealing with a love one's disease !

Graeme Swann said...

Personal Caregiver
Knowledge giving Article! I appreciate you. I completely agree with you. If we talk about current scenario then it is must be update. I enjoyed reading. I would like to visit more for more queries.

Megan Jones said...

I have experienced a little of what having someone in your life with Alzheimer’s disease is like. The stress can ware on a person very quickly. The experience was relatively short, but i did learn that a care center is a very viable option. Especially when the person giving care is no spring chicken them self.
Megan Jones http://www.orangeny.comforcare.com/Services_Franchise_Home.aspx

Bill Li said...

Thanks for posting this. This seems like a great resource for caregivers trying to take care of senior with dementia. I know that I could use something like this. I'm taking care of my dad, who's been afflicted with dementia. This resource sounds like it would be useful to help me better understand what I need to do to take care of him.
Bill Li | http://comforcare.com/new-jersey/union-county

Post a Comment