May 2020

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Our newsletter is filled with information on some of the wonderful programs and services we offer to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other memory impairment.  

This month we will be bringing you some great tips via our Monday Mojo and Wednesday Workshops! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don't miss a thing!  And remember to check-out our  Events Calendar and our Support Groups Calendar.
As always, our team is here to help ~ whenever you are ready to reach-out! 
Comforting Companions

Our Comforting Companions provide consistent, in-home care services tailored to meet your loved ones needs; while giving you and your family peace of mind, knowing in your absence, they are safe and well cared for.

Each employee is trained to provide individualized companion care and support, while interacting and engaging your loved one in the most meaningful ways possible. By successfully integrating our Making Moments Matterâ„¢ philosophy of care, they bring joy and happiness into the life of the person you care for.

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With warmest regards,

Elayne Forgie, 
Happy Mother's Day from the
Alzheimer's Care Resource Center

How to Connect With Your Mom on Mother's Day

The mom you remember from Mother's day past, isn't the same as the mom sitting before you now. But there are ways you can re-connect, and things you can do to create a Mother's day that is filled with moments that matter.

Keeping in mind that your mom's most recent memory may be from 30 years ago, think back over that time. What were some of the things you did with her all those years ago? Maybe you sat with her at the kitchen table and made a Mother's day card for your grandma and she helped you color or glue. Did she arrange flowers for the table, bake cookies or a special dessert? You could try to do some of these things with her on this Mother's day and they could stir a happy memory and bring her joy.

If your mom is in the more advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease, there are still ways to brighten her day and provide you with opportunities to connect.

Maybe she'd enjoy having you sit beside her while her favorite music plays in the background and you rub softly scented lotion on her hands and arms. She might respond to looking at photos from her childhood, of her and her own mom, or those of you and her when you were a little boy or little girl.

On this Mother's day, remember that although you might feel you can no longer reach her or connect to her, your mom is still right there.

The best gift you can give her, the one that will have the highest chance of getting thorough, will be the one where you bend down beside her. Hold her hand and speaking softly, look into her eyes and say, Happy Mother's day mom. I love you!

24-Hour Caregiver Helpline

Caregivers and family members of those with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other cognitive impairment never have to go through a crisis alone. The Alzheimer's Care Resource Center is here to help you get through it.

We provide local caregivers and families with counseling, coaching, guidance, support, and dementia specific resources to help you cope with the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Education and training is available to help caregivers manage difficult behaviors, learn effective communication techniques and help to manage stress.

The Alzheimer's Caregiver Helpline helpline is available to anyone in the Alzheimer's community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide emotional support, guidance, resources and crisis intervention to caregivers and family members of those with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other memory impairments.  

Tips on Getting Your Loved One to See a Doctor
So, it's time for your loved one to see a doctor but they refuse to go. Many caregivers have been in this situation before. It's frustrating to knowing that your loved one doesn't want to take care of their health needs. It can even begin to have a negative impact on your relationship.

So, what can we do to help our loved one's get to the doctor office?
One tactic is to express your worry to them. Explain to your loved one that you are concerned with their health and want to get them help because you love them. You can also offer to go with them to the appointment for support.

When conversing, try not to sound like your nagging your loved one. Nobody likes that. Realize that your loved one is an adult and should be treated as such. Accept your role as a family caregiver and not as your loved one's parent.

Don't tell your loved one at 9:00 am that they have a 3:00 pm doctor appointment.  Doing so will pretty much guarantee that the next 6 hours will not be easy. It is likely this will cause your loved one to become anxious or agitated and may also cause 6 hours of constant repetitiveness.  A good practice is to tell them as late possible, and if necessary, blame yourself for forgetting the appointment now that you might have to rush.

Although this tips are successful with some caregivers, it can still be a challenge.  If this tips don't work for you, the you might consider getting in contact with a local care manager. They are trained in difficult situations like this. Care managers know the best techniques to get your loved one to comply with their health care needs. Additionally, sometimes hearing advice from a professional is more effective than if it came from a friend or family member.

Caring for Your Aging Parents

t can be hard to manage your loved one's complex care needs if you live at at distance, or still have a full-time career; and you may not know where to begin. We can help make it a little easier. 

Reach out to us today and let's begin with a conversation.  We will listen and help you decide if any of our programs or services can help.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Call Us At (561)588-4545
Become a Comforting Companion

Would you like a rewarding job as a caregiver where you can make a difference in someone's life? Do you know someone who enjoys working with the elderly?

We are currently looking for caring, kind, dependable and personable individuals who desire to provide non-medical, in-home care to the elderly. Tasks typically include:
  •      Companionship and conversation
  •      Meal preparation and planning
  •      Light housekeeping
  •      General assistance
If you're a warm, enthusiastic and compassionate person with a heart for working with seniors, then the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center could be perfect for you. We offer competitive pay and a personally rewarding work environment where you can truly feel good about what you are doing.  

Call Today to Learn How to Get Started! (561) 588-4545
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May 2020 Calendar of Events
About Us
The Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization,   is the only non-profit organization in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie county focused strictly on meeting the needs of Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers. We are so excited that we can bring these wonderful programs and services to the community and further our mission of helping caregivers to relax, renew and reach-out to help meet their own unique self-care needs.   
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