Dementia Care at Home – A Guide for Family Caregivers

From HomeInstead.ie In Ireland, more than 44,000 people are currently living with some form of dementia. There are over 50,000 caregivers whose lives are also affected as each day they care for their loved ones who are no longer able to care for themselves. Home Instead Senior Care understands the stress these conditions can cause […]

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In Ireland, more than 44,000 people are currently living with some form of dementia. There are over 50,000 caregivers whose lives are also affected as each day they care for their loved ones who are no longer able to care for themselves.

Home Instead Senior Care understands the stress these conditions can cause in the lives of older people and their families. In fact, many of the older people cared for by Home Instead Senior Care have dementia. So we’ve witnessed the fear and loss that older adults face. We’ve come to
understand how Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias affect family caregivers as well. These conditions may take their energy, peace of mind and happiness.

You want your loved one to be safe and engaged in life. But given the cognitive and physical changes that sometimes accompany dementia, how can you ensure this happens? And how do you also take good care of yourself while providing excellent care to your family member?

Wherever you are on the journey, Home Instead Senior Care can help in a dramatic and positive way. CARE: Changing Ageing Through Research and Education (“CARE”) is a unique training approach for Home Instead CAREGivers. In addition to explaining some of the basic facts about the
different forms of dementia, this booklet provides practical assistance from our CARE programme to help family caregivers like you on your journey.

Featured is Home Instead Senior Care’s approach to Alzheimer’s or other dementias care. The approach focuses on personalising the care experience and looks at practical ways of dealing with some of the most common issues associated with dementia such as keeping your loved one
engaged in life. There is also a section about you, the caregiver, which provides realistic ideas about how you can take good care of yourself. Finally, additional information and resources will offer other avenues of
support.

Download the free guide HERE.

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