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Sleeping Well 
      by Shelly Slaczka 
 
Sleep should be considered a vital sign of health.  Sleep is important for maintaining and restoring health, for both body and brain. Sleep and dreaming are necessary for learning and memory, and to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar and immune function.   Overall, the sleep quality of healthy older adults remains relatively constant unless there is an illness.  Therefore, it is important to pay attention to your loved one's sleep patterns. 

Sleep problems can be the cause, effect, or complication of illnesses, mental disorders, and accidents.  The quality of your loved one's cycle of sleep and wakefulness can be a sign of health or illness.  If you are concerned about the quality of your loved one's sleep, because of difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, not feeling rested upon awakening, or feeling sleepy or fatigued during the day, talk to a doctor.  Be sure to tell the doctor how long the problems have been going on.  It is important to know the length of the symptoms for diagnosis and treatment.  The providing doctor may discuss your loved one's individual sleep habits and needs, and suggest changes in habits and environment.  The treatment of a sleep disorder can help improve quality of life physically and mentally.



To register and learn more please about the Caregivers Summit click here.


 
HEALTH AFFAIRS ROUND TABLE

Next meeting on September 21, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
You must become a member to attend.
 
Meeting Location:
7615 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
 
To register, click here or contact:
Shelly Slaczka
shelly@guidinglightsnc.org
919-371-2062
 

Radio Show that Focuses on 
Aging Concerns
Did you know there is a radio show that can help you?

Aging Matters  
With co-hosts Jason Kong (WTPF), Cooper Lintion (Transitions LifeCare) and Nicole Bruno (Tranistions GuidingLights).  Airs Saturday mornings live from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on 680 WPTF. You may find the podcasts by clicking here.

For more information about the radio show, please click here.

If you have a caregiving question that you would love to have answered on air or if you have a topic you think we should cover please email: nicole@guidinglightsnc.org.





Do You Know Who I Am?
7.0 CEU Dementia Training
 
"Do You Know Who I Am?" is an Alzheimer's Disease training program for both family and professional caregivers. It is a participatory, interactive, and innovative approach to learning how to more  effectively  work with individuals with dementia, especially Alzheimer's. 

Transitions GuidingLights Caregiver Training Institute

The Transitions GuidingLights Caregiver Training Institute now offers the DHSR approved Nursing Assistant 1 (NA1) program.  We also have scholarships available to Raleigh residents who qualify.  For more information about this robust and interactive program, please click  here.
 
Information & Referral

Transitions GuidingLights is pleased to offer information and referrals to caregivers seeking resources for a loved one. Caregivers may drop in or call during regular business hours to receive personally tailored referrals to meet their specific care needs. Transitions GuidingLights provides referral services FREE of charge to family caregivers. Call (919) 371-2062 for help TODAY or  Click Here To Contact Us 

Awakening
Caring Matters
CPR/ AED

Transitions GuidingLights offers CPR, AED, and First Aid training.  This is a two year American Heart Association certification. Contact us if you would like to be certified.  
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Awakening Program

The Awakening Program is a comprehensive life management program designed for individuals afflicted with dementia, especially Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

Caring Matters

Caring Matters is a 14 video series designed to educate you about the various aspects of caregiving.   Click Here For Videos

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Caring Connections

Caring Connections is a weekly radio show for caregivers about caregiving.  This show has entered its third year of production and can be heard locally on WCHL.  All shows are also available via podcast by clicking 
  



Lending Library

The Transitions GuidingLights lending library houses hundreds of books to aid caregivers in their journey as well as books that will help you to prepare to care.  For your convenience we also have a complete listing of our titles online which can be found  here.



Skills Lab

Transitions GuidingLights has a skills lab available. Are you unsure of how to provide assistance with activities of daily living for a loved one? If so, contact us and we would be glad to set up an appointment with one of our nurses who will work with you to practice the skills you need to become a more confident caregiver. Contact us by clicking  here.

Thank You!! Community Partners
   
         
 
   
       
  
 


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