Friday, November 16, 2012

Training and Support is Being Offered Locally for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

During the month of November, we recognize National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month.  These observances bring attention to Alzheimer’s, which is the only illness among the top ten for which there is no known effective prevention.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects approximately 1 in 8 Americans, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.  In fact, more Americans name Alzheimer’s as their most feared disease than cancer.  Most people feel unprepared to care for a loved one diagnosed with the disease.

With approximately 80% of Alzheimer’s care provided by family members, the Alzheimer's CARE (Changing Aging Through Research and Education) training program is offered in all 50 states, providing caregivers innovative resources for coping with challenges presented by the disease.  Three in-person Alzheimer’s CARE training sessions will be offered in our area during the months of November and December.  The focus of the training sessions will be on teaching family caregivers strategies for managing challenging behaviors, techniques to encourage your loved one to engage in activities, and activities that are suitable for various stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.

At The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, we recognize the need for formal education and support to care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease.  In recognition of Alzheimer’s and Caregiver’s Awareness Month, if you’re a caregiver, then as a thank you, for the remainder of the month of November we’ll give you 25% off our services just for mentioning this article.

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