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Alzheimer's Support: Treating the Family Caregiver as a "Secondary Patient"

Family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias are hidden patients in need of support from senior care professionals. Recommending the right interventions can help lessen caregivers' burden while improving their ability to care for the patient.

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The Heart of a CAREGiver

Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead Senior Care® network is looking for dedicated caregivers that share our passion for caregiving to provide non-medical in-home assistance to seniors. Learn more about what it takes to become a CAREGiverSM at www.heartofacaregiver.com

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Capturing Memories for Someone with Alzheimer's -
Live Chat TOMORROW

Nov. 16, 2012 (Friday)
12 p.m. EST

Led by caregiver training expert Laurie Owen
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Dealing with Difficult Alzheimer's Behaviors - Live Chat
Nov. 30, 2012 (Friday)
12 p.m. EST

Led by caregiving expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix
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Multi-Generational Living - Professional Caregiver Webinar
Dec. 12, 2012 (Wednesday)
1 - 2 p.m. EST

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Focus on Alzheimer's & Dementia:

  • World Alzheimer Report 2012
    The report provides information on stigma and dementia, highlights best practices in the field of dementia, and makes recommendations that could help reduce stigmas associated with dementia.
 
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