It can be challenging for a family when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. For family members who are tasked with providing care, the challenges can be especially difficult. Not only must they provide care, which always presents special considerations, but they must also learn how to contend with the changes that occur in the personality and abilities of the loved one. This can add an extra layer of concern and/or stress. Most caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s experience abnormally high stress levels.
An upcoming webinar can help home caregivers better prepare for what happens when a loved one requires care due to Alzheimer’s disease.
“Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s” is the latest entry in the ongoing series of Family Caregiver Support webinars. It is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time (12:00 noon Central, 1:00 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The webinar series is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
While exploring how to care for someone with Alzheimer’s, the webinar will focus on how to treat the patient with dignity and help them live a better life with their dementia. Learning to successfully manage behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s will also be discussed.
Caregivers participating in this webinar will leave the session with the ability to:
- Understand the basic information about dementia and the different types.
- Recognize symptoms and learn how to minimize them.
- Engage in person-centered care and support strategies.
- Learn about resources that can be of use and value.
Lakelyn Hogan is a strategic partnerships representative for Home Instead Senior Care, with a graduate certificate in Gerontology. And she is serving in her second year as the co-chair of the Nebraska State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Conference.
Home caregivers should know that the next webinar in the series will focus on “Managing COPD at Home” and will be held on July 12, 2017.