November 2019

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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! 
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month


Alzheimer's is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia.  More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's and more than 10 million are caring for a loved one with the disease.

Many of us here at the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center know the devastation of Alzheimer's firsthand.  Our families, like yours, have had to make so many difficult decisions about a loved one's long-term care, financial assets and both physical and mental health.  Dealing with Alzheimer's is not an easy task and, because Alzheimer's affects each sufferer and caregiver differently, there is never one right way to cope.
 
As we honor our loved ones this November, Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we would like to offer you the opportunity to arm yourself with the best information on Alzheimer's disease.  A better understanding of the disease can prepare you for the road ahead.  We have plenty of useful resources on  our website and  our YouTube channel that includes up to date information that will help if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's. We hope that you find the information useful and that you gain a better understanding of this disease.
 
We hope that you have a happy and healthy November!


With warmest regards,









Elayne Forgie, 
President/CEO



FREE Caregiver Workshop:
How To Live a Wellness Lifestyle Using Simple, Safe & Natural Solutions

Wellness is a combination of lifestyle and healthcare. When lifestyle is the focus, health is naturally achieved and maintained. Your daily habits make all the difference.

Join us on November 19th when Elayne shares ways you can improve your health and the health of the person you care for.

Topics will include: 

* What is a Wellness Lifestyle & Informed Self Care?
* How can I reduce toxic load?
* How can I better manage stress & emotions?
* How can I target certain body systems?
* What are natural solutions for healthy living?
* All attendees will be eligible to receive a Confidential, Free Wellness Consultation



Workshop Date:
Tuesday Nov. 19h from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
at the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center

Light Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. 
Please RSVP to  (561) 588-4545

National Family Caregiver Month


The theme for National Family Caregivers Month November 2017 is
"Caregiving Around the Clock"

Caregiving can be a 24-hours a day/7-days a week job. Caring for a senior with Alzheimer's or a child with special needs can be non-stop. Providing care around the clock can crowd out other important areas of life. And you never know when you will need to rush to the hospital or leave work at the drop of a hat. What challenges do family caregivers face, and how do they manage them day and night?  


All Day Long:  Managing medications

During the Workday:  Juggling caregiving and work

Ensuring that you get proper nutrition will help you maintain strength, energy, stamina, and a positive attitude. Nutrition is as important for you as the caregiver as it for your loved one. Caregiving affects the whole family.

Late at Night: Taking time for yourself
Late at night might be the only time you get a few minutes for yourself. Make sure you take time to rest and recharge. The chance to take a breather and re-energize is vital in order for you to be as good a caregiver tomorrow as you were today.

The Middle of the Night: Emergency room visits
Have you ever had to take your loved one to the emergency room in the middle of the night? Be prepared ahead of time with what you need to know and what you need to have with you.



During National Family Caregivers Month,
we recognize the challenges family caregivers face when 
their
loved ones need  Caregiving Around the Clock!
Happy Thanksgiving Caregivers!
What Are We Thankful For?

The Thanksgiving holiday reminds us to step back from the chaos of day-to-day life and think about all that we have to be grateful for.  It's a time to remember that while things may not be all peaches and cream, each day is filled with its own little miracles. It is often the people in our lives we are most thankful for. 

This year, the  Alzheimer's Care Resource Center feels indebted to the wonderful human beings who care for our clients day in and day out, happy days and not so happy days. They are our family in every sense of the word. For them, the job never ends. Even at the end of an exhausting 12-hour shift, they go home and worry about their dear ladies. We can only dream of displaying the patience and selflessness that they show every single day.

Finally, we are grateful for all the family caregivers without whom, we wouldn't be here. Without even realizing it, they've taught us patience, hope, and faith. They have taught us not to take anything for granted and has shown us how to appreciate every tiny, beautiful moment that we share. They've shown us that when you treat people with kindness, it comes back to you tenfold. And most importantly, they have taught all of us to love at a level we never knew possible.
 
We hope you're able to take some time this week to count your blessings. Even when circumstances are far from perfect, we can always find things to be grateful for. We're wishing everyone a beautiful, safe, and blessed Thanksgiving.


We're grateful for all that you do. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
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Simplifying Daily Care for People with Parkinson's
Similar to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease is progressive and symptoms can come in stages. Learning how to continually adapt to the changes and difficulties that will inevitably come should be the main focus of caregivers.

Living areas, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms need to be customized to the unique needs of people afflicted with Parkinson's. Considerations include the use of canes, walkers or wheelchairs to facilitate ambulation. Here are other important things to consider to simplify daily care for someone with Parkinson's disease.
 
Submit Your Questions to info@alzpb.org
Support Us When Shopping on Amazon


A mazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Alzheimer's Care Resource Center  whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support, but we certainly hope that you will support the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center.


If you have questions or would like more
i nformation,
contact the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center,  f eel free to
call us at (561) 588-4545. Thank you!!
Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day


Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That's not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America's war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors all American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country.
 
November 11th of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free.
 
Veterans Day is an excellent time for veterans to reminisce about the memorable times serving our country. There are a variety of activities in which veterans living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can participate in and enjoy. Below are some suggestions:

1. Hold a Flag-Raising Ceremony.  Weather permitting, an outdoor flag-raising ceremony permits participation in a patriotic activity. The ceremony could include reciting the "Pledge of Allegiance" and/or the singing of the "National Anthem."
 
2. Play Patriotic Music on Veterans Day. A midday concert at home can be dedicated to your special Veteran. Create a playlist (on iTunes or YouTube) that includes patriotic songs, the songs of the various branches of the United States Armed Forces, or selections known to have been popular during America's wars.
 
3. Wear Red Poppy Pins. Provide red poppy pins to your loved one to recognize and honor him or her.
 
4. Attend a Community Veterans Day Celebration. Many communities hold parades and vigils on Veterans Day. Contact your local VA or local government for more information.


Home of the free, because of the brave. Thank you Veterans!
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Paint for Fun Class for Caregivers & Loved Ones

 

   The Alzheimer's Care Resource Center will host

a monthly Paint for Fun™ class on 

Friday, November 15th, 2019 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

There is no charge to attend!

 

Working step by step, with our instructor, you will create your very own masterpiece. During the painting class, participants will enjoy upbeat music, snacks, and refreshments in a fun and cheerful environment. 

 

When complete, all participants can keep their painting as a souvenir. Come join the fun! 


 

No experience needed! Space is limited. 
To register, 
call (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
November 2019 Calendar of Events
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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.   
 
You can reach us at (561) 588-4545 or

  

Sincerely,  

Alzheimer's Care Resource Center