The Alzheimer's or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education Training Program offers a personal approach to help families care for seniors with Alzheimer's disease at home, where 60 to 70 percent live, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
The Home Instead Senior Care network assembled the top experts in Alzheimer's disease to develop the CARE approach. "We see a strong need in our community for quality Alzheimer's and dementia care, which is why Home Instead experts developed this program" said Gisela De Armas, owner of Home Instead Senior Care Miami. "The training we're offering to families is the same kind of training our professional CAREGivers receive," says De Armas.
The program for family caregivers consists of four classes: Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias Overview; Capturing Life's Journey; Techniques to Manage Behaviors; and Activities to Encourage Engagement. Also available is a free guide called Helping Families Cope. This guide includes advice to help families keep their loved ones engaged and manage behaviors.
"The CARE program offers 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,"
The workshops will help you: Learn about the causes of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, recognize the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, discover how Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are diagnosed and understand more about the behaviors that can be caused by the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The complimentary workshops will be held at West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital, 2525 Southwest 75th Avenue, as follows:
Monday, November 19, 2012, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
· Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
· Capturing Life's Journey
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
· Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors
· Activities to Encourage Engagement
For more about the Home Instead Senior Care Miami, visit Home Instead Senior Care Miami (http://www.homeinstead.com/
ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE
Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services – assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping – which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network’s groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM Program to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum also is available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At Home Instead Senior Care, its relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.