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We would like to thank assembly member Mark Stone for taking the time to visit with one of our clients, to recognize the valuable work that our team provides and the importance of our programs! Thanks Mark!
To read more about our visit with Mark Stone, click here.
The Center for Healthy Aging, will be presenting a FREE webinar on July 12th on fall prevention for seniors. For more information and to register, please click here.
Did you know that at the age of 65, women have a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer’s, compared to a 1 in 11 chance for men. Additionally, out of the 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s in the U.S., 3.2 million are women. A USC researcher explores a key Alzheimer's gene and how it disproportionately impacts women. Click here to continue to read more.
Who knew that talking to yourself could have some benefits! So the next time you are walking and talking to yourself, don't feel so bad! Click here to read the article.
Come join us every first Wednesday of the month at our Caregiver Compassion Circle, where you can share your own challenges with care giving and learn self care skills. Our next "circle" is on June 7th. To register, please call (831)459-6639 or register online at: http://www.delmarcaregiver.org/events.html
On May 31st, the Family Caregiver Alliance will be hosting a free webinar with Carole Larkin, an expert in Alzheimer's and Dementia care, from 11am-12pm online. To register for this class, please sign up here.
Dementia Proofing Your Home
Accidents in the home are one of the major reasons for the hospitalization of someone with a dementia. Hospitalizations are particularly fraught for an individual with dementia and their caregiver, as these may result in negative outcomes, including speeding up the disease itself.
This webinar will identify common dangers in the home for an individual with dementia, and explain ways that a home can be made safer so that accidents and medical emergencies can be prevented. Rooms in the house where the greatest danger is found are specifically addressed, in addition to strategies to combat wandering outside the home.
1. Identify the parts of a plan to increase safety in the home for people with a dementia.
2. Identify the rooms of the house with the greatest danger and name three ways in each room that the room can be made safer for the person with dementia.
3. Identify three actions that may be useful in preventing a person with dementia from wandering out of the house
Speaker: Carole Larkin
Carole Larkin MA, CMC, CAEd, DCP, EICS, is a gerontologist, and expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. She is a certified Alzheimer’s educator, a dementia care practitioner, an excellence in care specialist at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a certified geriatric care manager, and owner of ThirdAge Services LLC. Carol specializes in helping families with Alzheimer’s and dementia issues.
Alliance on Aging will be hosting a FREE presentation to learn the basics of Medicare! The first presentation is for today, May 22nd in Pacific Grove. For more information please call
Driving a car represents freedom and independence for many of us, and it helps older adults to feel more satisfied and in control of their lives. Millions of people drive after their 65th birthdays: 81% of people 65-years-old and older held driver’s licenses as of 2015.
However, when people begin to experience age-related physical and mental changes, driving can become more difficult and dangerous. New resources developed based on tools from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and available on HealthinAging.org can help you and older adults you know chart a course toward safe driving habits (and finding transportation alternatives when the time comes). Please click the link below for more information on safety and when it's time to stop driving.
Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
Helping family caregivers care for their loved ones and themselves.