June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This month, the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) recognizes the work of The Alzheimer’s Association to “uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s Disease.” As the #EndAlz campaign shines the spotlight on Alzheimer’s Disease, the ALCA blog will share information and resources to help support caregivers and family members impacted by Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s? Find Support from an Aging Life Care Manager™
Caring for someone with dementia can test even the strongest of relationships. The anxiety, agitation and erratic behavior often associated with dementia may be hard for a spouse or adult child to understand or manage.
If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, it is important to look for help and support from others. Asking for assistance or support does not make you less of a caregiver. In fact, it enables you to be a better caregiver. Your local Alzheimer’s Association is a great resource for information and support groups, and many communities have an Area Agency on Aging that may direct you to support services in your area.
Aging Life Care Managers™ are also an excellent source of information and support. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Manager provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress, and time off of work for family caregiversAging Life Care Managers work with families to find solutions to caregiving challenges and can help you
Aging Life Care Managers work with families to find solutions to caregiving challenges and can help you understand your loved one’s dementia and associated behaviors.
In this story, Aging Life Care Association member Gretchen Napier, BS, MS, CMC shares how her involvement saved a marriage and allowed the family to spend quality time together during the last year of their father’s life.
If you are caring for a loved one with dementia or know of someone who needs help, contact an Aging Life Care Manager. You can find an expert in your area at aginglifecare.org.
This blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute, nor is it intended to be a substitute for, professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Information on this blog does not necessarily reflect official positions of the Aging Life Care Association™ and is provided “as is” without warranty. Always consult with a qualified professional with any particular questions you may have regarding your or a family member’s needs.