World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21st, 2023 is World Alzheimer’s Day.  It is a day that is important to us because so many of the individuals and families that Daughter for Hire serves are affected by this disease.

Our specially trained care companions have experience in working with clients who have Alzheimer’s disease, and we understand the impact on the individual and those close to him or her, and work closely with those involved to provide respite and assistance.

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative memory disorders, but new treatments are available to help alleviate patients’ symptoms and slow its progression.

And there are ways that families can find support.  We’ve gathered a list of resources here to support and educate individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s.

  1. Alzheimer’s Association: A leading organizations dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. They offer a wealth of information on their website, including educational materials, caregiver support, and resources for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families.

    Also there is a 24 hour helpline that offers confidential support and information to people living with dementia, caregivers, families and the public. The number to the Helpline is 800.272.3900

  2. Alzheimer’s Blog: Alzheimer’s caregiving tips, and tools and resources for the caregiver.

  3. National Institute on Aging: Valuable resources on Alzheimer’s research, prevention, and caregiving. They offer publications, online courses, and information on clinical trials related to Alzheimer’s.

  4. Local Senior Centers & support groups: Many senior centers offer support groups and educational programs specifically focused on Alzheimer’s and dementia. These centers can be valuable community resources for individuals and families seeking information and support.

  5. Local Hospitals and Health Organizations: Many hospitals and healthcare organizations conduct workshops, seminars, and support groups for Alzheimer’s education and caregiving. These events may be in-person or virtual.  Call your local hospital or health organization to see what is offered.

  6. Your local library: There are numerous books and resources available that cover various aspects of Alzheimer’s, from understanding the disease to caregiving strategies. Visit your local library and speak to a librarian for recommendations on books, DVDs or other materials that can educate your family with support and tips. 

World Alzheimer’s Day allows all of us an opportunity to recognize those impacted and join together to share support, resources, and guidance in managing the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s.

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