The Norman Transcript

September 17, 2013

Resources offered for Alzheimer’s month

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — An Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents many challenges for families living with this disease. Because an estimated 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s live at home, the responsibility of caring for them usually falls on their families, who frequently face the unexpected and unknown.

Free resources are available to help area families cope with whatever situation may arise.

In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month, the Home Instead Senior Care network is offering a number of free resources to help local families who are living with Alzheimer’s, including a free Confidence to Care at Home kit, an at-a-glance collection of information, tips and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement and prevent caregiver stress, that is designed for any member of the household to reference.

Home Instead Senior Care has developed Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Helper, a free app that families can use to search behaviors and help find solutions when they have to react quickly to a situation. The app is designed to help families manage issues as they arise, whether at home or in public.

For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network or its free Alzheimer’s resources, visit the site helpforalzheimersfamilies.com or call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 310-2756.