We hope these tips for caring for those with dementia prove helpful.

When Is the Right Time to Seek Assistance?
In life, timing can make all the difference in the world. But when is the best time to act? A difficult question that will be different for everyone. In this issue of the newsletters, we wanted to provide options and information to help with your forward planning.  
In this newsletter you will find this helpful information:
  • The different stages of Alzheimer's and what to expect.
  • When is the right time for the caregiver to seek help?
  • Life hacks: Time saving tips for the caregiver. (You will LOVE these.)
  • Plus, some fun trivia about our home state that you might not know.
Read on.
Happy Father's Day
June: The Start of Summer Fun
June at ActivCare at Brittany House offers some fabulous activities that are popular with residents and families alike. Click the button below for the full activity calendar.

Next Caregiver Support Group  meetings are  June 20 at 4:00 pm.
The 7 Stages of Alzheimer's

Understanding a loved one's behavior can be challenging with a progressive disease such as Alzheimer's. Although there is no manual, sometimes understanding where one is within the span of the disease can be beneficial to providing the right care.

Dan Sewell, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychology at UCSD and member of the ActivCare Medical Advisory Board, recently presented a talk that included the seven stages of Alzheimer's Disease and what to expect at each stage. This summary helps outlines what happens as the disease progresses and the approximate period of each stage.

We have extracted that section of Dr. Sewell's presentation in the link below.

When Is The Right Time To Reach Out for Help? 

Every caregiver approaches their caregiver journey with optimism and  a can-do attitude. However along the way, everyday demands can make care-giving challenging. Even though they start with the best intentions, sometimes caregivers need to investigate other options for providing care.

At a recent Town Hall Forum, Todd Shetter, ActivCare Living's Chief Operating Officer provided an overview of care options both in and out of the home. In addition, he discussed approximate costs and provided resources to investigate more options.

Attached is a copy of that presentation.

Life Hacks: Time Saving Tips for the Caregiver

Got 4 minutes? Review this video from AARP with some ingenious tips to assist in caring for older Americans.

These simple solutions can make your life and your loved one's life much simpler while maintaining independence for as long as possible. Who knew buttoning a shirt could be so easy.

Did You Know...?

By value, California is the world's fifth-largest supplier of food.
  • California is the largest grape and wine producing state in the United States.
  • California accounts for about half of fruit acreage in USA. It is the largest producer of grapes, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwifruit, prunes, plums, dates, avocados, lemons, tangerines, garlic and onion.
  • California is the largest producer of almonds in the world, producing over 80% of the global production of almonds!
  • California grows 99% of all dates grown in the United States.
  • California is the biggest milk producing state in the nation.
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