Let’s Talk About Dementia


World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the misinformation that surrounds the disease remains a global issue that requires global action.

At FirstLight Home Care, we focus on education, understanding and individualized care for families that have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We encourage World Alzheimer's Month. Understanding Dementia.clients and their families to know as much as they can about Alzheimer’s disease because it is the first step toward empowerment and understanding of the information needed to make proper decisions that will help the person with Alzheimer’s live well for as long as possible.

We also understand that caring for someone with dementia can be challenging and stressful. It is important for family caregivers to take care of their own physical and mental health needs by seeking respite and focusing on self-care.

Throughout the year, we focus on the impact Alzheimer’s has on the family. Here are three blog posts we have recently written on this topic that family caregivers have found to be helpful. We hope you do too.

The Effects of Dementia on Family Caregivers

Respite Care for the Dementia Caregiver

5 Helpful Tips for Dementia Caregivers

If you have questions about Alzheimer’s and the care someone will need as the disease progresses, we can be a resource. Feel free to comment below or reach out to the FirstLight location closest to you. We provide personal and truly unique Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care Services for clients and families, and we’d like to be there for your loved one too.

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We are proud to CHAMPION the family caregiver, offering empathy, advice, and support for those who provide countless hours of care to their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s. We want to provide a helping hand, relieve some of the stress that comes with caregiving and give you back a few hours in your overwhelmingly busy day.

SOURCE:

World Alzheimer’s Association

 

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