Dec. 30 Chat Looks at Teamwork, Communication in Alzheimer’s

December 14, 2015

Teamwork can be a tool in Alzheimer's care.

Home caregivers who are tending to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia often face many challenges. But the challenges of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s can be made easier if there is clear communication and, when possible, teamwork involved.

“Family Dynamics in Caregiving: How to Improve Communication, Develop Teamwork, and Make Decisions Together” is the focus of Home Instead Senior Care’s December 30 online chat. These online chats are a forum for caregivers both to learn information from acknowledged experts in the field and to ask questions about issues impacting their specific situation. The chats also enable caregivers to share with and learn from others who are going through similar experiences.

December 30 chat

The “Family Dynamics in Caregiving: How to Improve Communication, Develop Teamwork, and Make Decisions Together” chat will begin at 5:00 p.m. (EDT)  on December 30 and will be led by Molly Carpenter, an author, speaker, trainer, and family caregiver who brings years of personal and professional elder care experience and training to the subject.  Ms. Carpenter holds a bachelor of science degree in family science with a gerontology specialization and a master’s degree in education with a gerontology specialization. She is also the author of Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home.

Participants will come away with a better understanding of  the importance of communication and collaborative decision making when caring for a patient with Alzheimer’s. Often caregivers are reluctant to ask for help; but when there are resources available that can make the experience more beneficial for all, it’s important to take a team approach.

Those interested in participating in the “Family Dynamics in Caregiving: How to Improve Communication, Develop Teamwork, and Make Decisions Together” chat can learn more and sign up by clicking here.    Those who register will also receive a free  Alzheimer’s emergency kit.

Effective caregiving is possible, especially when there is communication and teamwork. This is particularly important in situations in which the patient has Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Jason Sager

We hope this was helpful. If you have any questions or if you know of a senior who could benefit from our vast array of home care services in Fairfax Annandale, please call us at 703.750.6644 or email us. We work with most long term care insurance companies as well as Veterans Affairs, and Workers' Compensation.

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