Online Chat About Alzheimer’s and Dementia is September 22

September 15, 2014
Caregivers can get advice on helping lvoed ones with dementia.

Caregivers can get advice on helping loved ones with dementia.

As anyone who has cared for a person with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia knows, there are very special challenges involved. Often a person wonders, “How in the world am I supposed to handle THIS?” when a new or unexpected challenge rears its head.

On September 22, Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring a special online live chat that such caregivers should definitely put on their calendars. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time), dementia caregivers can learn about “Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Techniques to Help Counter Difficult Behaviors.”

The chat will be lead by Dr. Amy D’Aprix, an expert in aging, retirement, and caregiving, and a frequent guest on radio and television programs. Dr. D’Aprix has authored two books on caregiving and friendship, has written numerous articles for various media publications and is highly sought-after as a trainer and speaker throughout North America.

Many people who care for individuals with dementia feel frustrated; though doctors and other medical professionals may try to prepare them for the issues that they may experience in their caregiving, there are still many surprises. For example, knowing that one’s grandfather may have trouble remembering names is one thing; knowing what to do when he suddenly doesn’t recognize one and demands that one leave his house immediately is another.

Because this chat will involve both an expert in dementia care and others who are or have been in situations involving actual, practical real life dementia caregiving, this chat can be a unique and valuable learning experience.

Participants in the chat will:

  • Get support from other caregivers who are currently in or have been in situations similar to yours
  • Receive expert and community advice on your caregiving experiences
  • Share stories about your Alzheimer’s loved ones

Those interested in participating in the chat can learn more and sign up by clicking here.

Please do not miss the valuable opportunity; those taking care of dementia patients owe it to themselves as well as their loved ones.

 

Writer, Craig Butler

Craig Butler has been writing on a wide range of topics for more than fifteen years. As the National Communications Director for the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Craig regularly writes on a range of health and medical topics. Among the many projects he has written for the Foundation is the Cooley's Anemia Storybook, a collection of original short stories for children with the blood disorder Cooley's Anemia. His freelance work has ranged from reviewing moves and CDs to creating entertainment-related stories about baldness, to creating text for comic strips. Craig looks forward to having a dialogue with you about senior care and issues of concern.

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