Just for you...tips to help keep caregivers of those with dementia healthy.

Caregiver Solutions Guide: Tips to Keep You Healthy
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Go Purple this month to show support for the movement. And to keep you healthy as a caregiver, this month's newsletter features the following tips:
  • Having trouble sleeping? We have found some tips for getting a good night's rest
  • Helpful advice for caring for the caregiver  
  • Plus, you know that you're a Baby Boomer if...
ActivCare is here to assist you with  caring for those with
memory loss. Have a question? Call us at (760) 705-1840.

Read on.
Happy Father's Day and Other June Events

June is a joyful season at the community and also the time of our annual Senior Prom. We have other fun events planned for the month including a trip to the San Diego County Fair. Check out the link below for the complete calendar.

The Caregiver Support Group Meetings  are scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of the month,  June 12  and  June 26  at 10:30 am. All are welcome!
From the Kitchen

From Chef Art, below is a link to the weekly menus for June.

Resident Spotlight

Brian Claxton, with his friendly smile and outgoing personality, is our Resident in the Spotlight this month. He is a father with a positive outlook and an inspiration for all ages.

Born of two hard-working parents in Manchester, England, he joined the Royal Air Force and loved it. After his military service, he became a printer - work that demanded perfection. Brian worked tirelessly at in his craft until he decided to go to night school to advance his career. He says, "I knew I could do it...I knew it would work out." Upon graduation, he worked in regional sales for Eastman Kodak. Always an optimist, Brian advises "work hard, keep growing, and continue setting new goals."

He has loved living in the United States and says he has met great people here.

The father of three wonderful children, he is now a grandfather to three as well!

Brian's hobbies include golf and doing things with his hands such as woodworking and fixing things. Another passion of his is automobiles and motorcycles. As Brian puts it, "I'm mad about cars!"

He is a fabulous dancer and loves dancing during our musical events. When Love on a Leash comes to visit, you will be sure to see Brian enjoying all the pups.

Brain can be seen helping around ActivCare Bressi Ranch in any way he can and spreads joy while he does. Recently, when a fellow resident friend was under the weather, Brian picked flowers from the courtyard garden and brought them to her!

Happy Father's Day, Brian! You bring joy to all of us at ActivCare at Bressi Ranch.
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6 Tips for Managing Sleep Problems in Alzheimer's

When discussing Alzheimer's care, rarely does anyone warn you about interrupted sleep. The reality is that those with Alzheimer's oftentimes have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep which can lead to late night wandering through the house. 

The National Institute on Aging has six helpful hints for managing sleep problems in your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia.

A Good Night's Sleep for the Caregiver

Rejuvenating sleep is essential to good health, especially for the caregiver. As we age, getting a full-night of restful sleep can be challenging. Lack of sleep can also affect your patience as a caregiver.
The National Institute on Aging has a few tips to help you get the sleep that you deserve.

Caring for the Caregiver

As a caregiver, you are a superhero. You heed the call and care for loved ones often without a break. Although you may not be able to leap a tall building with a single bound, you are able to juggle the tasks of daily care and provide a loving environment for those with Alzheimer's and related dementia. 

To continue your role as superhero, you need to care for yourself. It is not always easy to make time for yourself, but as the airlines remind us, in case of emergency, ensure your oxygen mask is on first before providing care to others.

From reducing stress to setting goals to seeking solutions, this article can offer helpful solutions for to get you back to superhero status.

You Know That You are a Baby Boomer If...
  • You had to watch a TV show when it was actually being broadcast.
  • A "landline" was your only phone number.
  • You remember payphones and phone booths.
  • School projects were researched in encyclopedias or the library.
  • You remember life without computers...and actually lived through it.
  • Your idea of being social was talking to friends and family face to face.
  • A camera was a separate device AND you had to wait until the film was developed before you could see if you got a good shot.
  • An Apple was only a piece of fruit.
  • You walked to school.
  • You saved up your S&H Green Stamps.
  • Tin Foil could be used as a makeshift TV antenna or a nifty hat.
  • Back to school shopping meant perusing the Sears Catalog...when there was a Sears Catalog...and when there was a Sears.
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