Home Instead offers free resources during World Alzheimer's MonthFree caregiver workshop Sept. 28
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 face 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.
“Many family caregivers wake up every day with anxiety and fear because they don’t know how a loved one with Alzheimer’s will act or react,” said Heather Steuer, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Kent, Sussex and southern New Castle counties. “We have a network of support including free tools and materials available to help family caregivers navigate the challenges that come with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.”
In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month, the Home Instead Senior Care network is offering a number of free resources to help local families who are living with Alzheimer’s, including a workshop where family members will receive a version of the same in-depth Alzheimer’s CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education training program that was developed for the network’s professional caregivers. The workshop will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Home Instead Senior Care Office at 12244 Willow Grove Road in Camden. RSVP to email@example.com or to 302-535-2867.
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.
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, which is available as of Sept. 16, 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, go to www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com or call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 302-697-6435.