Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage
This 3-part series is open to individuals caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease in the middle stage. It is highly recommended that participants attend all 3 workshops.
Wednesdays, August 12, 19 & 26, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Alzheimer's Association, 21 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Monterey
For more information and to RSVP, contact the Monterey office 1.800.272.3900
No charge for workshop. Open to the Public.
Counseling has benefits for Alzheimer's caregivers
By: Sandee LaMotte, CNN
"For 67-year-old Joe Fabiano, every morning is the same. After helping his wife, Anita, also 67, out of bed, he helps her bathe and dress, then guides her through their home of 45 years to the kitchen...
"Anita stopped working within six months of her diagnosis, and Joe took early retirement to stay home to care for her. At first, they were able to get out and do things they both enjoyed, like singing in "The Unforgettable' s Chorus," a choir for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers started by Mary Mittelman, an NYU School of Medicine research professor. "When I started the chorus the only requirement was a close friend or family member had to be present at all of the rehearsals and concerts in order to participate," says Mittelman. "What that meant was that the caregivers developed a social network, which is the key ingredient in maintaining the well-being not only of the caregiver but of the person with dementia."
Read the whole article here
Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
Helping family caregivers care for their loved ones and themselves.