The Customized Caregiver Training & Relief Program (CCTRP) offers caregivers assistance navigating the difficulties of caring for someone with dementia.
1. Some 16% of caregivers feel emotionally strained and 26% say taking care of the care recipient is hard on them emotionally.
2. Depressed caregivers are more likely to have coexisting anxiety disorders, substance abuse or dependence, and chronic disease.
3. About one in ten (11%) caregivers report that caregiving has caused their physical health to get worse.
4. Caregivers exhibit exaggerated cardiovascular responses to stressful conditions which put them at greater risk than non-caregivers for the development of cardiovascular syndromes such as high blood pressure or heart disease.
5. Learn tools to reduce stress and navigate emotional changes.
This program is in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Missouri Chapter, Memory Care Home Solutions (MCHS), and the Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA).
CCTRP, a two-track program, offers caregivers free care consultations, customized in-home care assessments, and training, tools to reduce stress, improve communication, make home safety improvements, and reimburse up to $700 for qualified respite-related expenses, among other free services.
CCTRP helps caregivers provide the best quality of life possible for their loved ones, struggling with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, while reducing emotional and financial burdens.
Enrollment in the Caregiver Training Program (Track One) begins with a pre-screening call with an MCHS intake specialist as 314.645.6247.
To enroll in the Caregiver Relief Program (Track Two), contact the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.