September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Considering that 1 in 3 seniors will die with either Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia*, and more than 5 million Americans* are living with the disease, it is very relevant that September is World’s Alzheimer’s Month.

Capability Homecare specializes in caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s– it is a disease that hits very close to home for us.  Our caregivers are highly trained and experienced at working with seniors who suffer from Alzheimer’s.

What’s important to know is that families who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s are often stressed, confused and exhausted. You are not alone.

At Capability Homecare, we want to make sure you take care of yourself  and find ways to alleviate the stress and burden of caring for a loved one with this disease.

Some ways to take care of yourself include exercise, joining a support group and hiring outside help to give you some respite.

Other important things to do when faced with Alzheimer’s is to make sure you get as much information as possible. There are many resources available to help educate you about the disease.  There are wonderful books, films and lecture series that deal specifically with Alzheimer’s. Social workers at your doctor’s office or local hospital are a great resource for this.

One way to get involved is to support Alzheimer’s research.   On September 21st (in Seattle) there will be a Walk to End Alzheimer’s– have you considered forming a team? For more information- click here!

Source: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp

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