Septemb er 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! 
Manage the Moments
Episodic Coaching for Family Caregivers
Since our inception, we have been helping family caregivers cope with the changes and challenges that accompany caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or other neurocognitive disorder.

Caregiving isn't easy and there is no instruction manual available on how to best manage the  difficult moments all caregivers face on their caregiving journey. Every person living with memory loss is unique, as is their caregiver.

Our Caregiver Coaching program is available to all family caregivers either on a episodic or ongoing basis. To learn more, call us at (561) 588-4545. 

Warmly,


Elayne Forgie
Founder, President & CEO

4 Activities for People With Memory Loss

There are many opportunities to pursue with your loved one at home or at areas nearby. Such activities should promote mental stimulation. 

Y ou may have to provide accommodations for them and modify these activities, like setting a time limit, aiding certain movements, etc. Try to think about what your loved one likes to do and begin brainstorming from there. See below for some helpful starting points.

1. Try Going Outside  

Spending time outdoors is beneficial both for your mind and body. If your loved one can walk, then try to find a location that is free of excessive distractions and noise. Wheelchairs or walkers can be brought to a paved road. If you would rather not walk, then remaining stationary in a green and quiet location can also be a restful activity.

 

2.  Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts are a great way to bond and have fun with your loved one, especially if you have children since you can bring them along.

 

An idea for a fun craft to make is a birdfeeder: One idea that is cheap and easy is a bird feeder made from a recycled toilet paper role, peanut butter, and some birdfeed. Spread the peanut butter on the roll with a spoon and dip the roll in the birdfeed.  

 

This activity is fun for the whole family and also requires you to go outside. Painting is another mentally stimulating activity. You can either paint on a canvas using brushes or by using your hands. It's up to you!

 

3.  Listen to Music

Music, like the other activities listed here, stimulates many parts of the brain. Music also evokes many emotions and physical responses when we listen to it. You may see your loved one begin to hum, tap their feet, or close their eyes.  Music can make them happy, melancholy, or feel energized. These are all normal and healthy responses to music.

 

4.  Simple Chores Around the House

There are ways you can allow them some independence by asking them to help you with some chores around the house. These chores can be easy and safe like helping with making the bed or putting away some silverware.


 

To learn more or to speak with us here at the
Alzheimer's Care Resource Center

(561) 588-4545

The 7 A's of Dementia
 
The Caregivers Corner 
Private Facebook Group

 

Have you joined our private Facebook Group, The Caregivers Corner,  for family caregivers?  Our group is designed to help you stay as healthy as possible ~ physically ~ financially ~ emotionally and spiritually.  Come together with other caregivers who may be on a similar journey and receive helpful guidance and support from those who care.

Catholic Charities To Host "REST" Workshop


I nterfaith Health & Wellness, Catholic Charities, is offering a
"REST Workshop" on Thursday, Sept. 5th, from 10:00am - 2:00 pm, at St. Joan of Arc Church, 370 SW 3
rd
 St., Boca Raton, for volunteers and those interested in learning about respite for caregivers.  

Learn communication skills, disability awareness, assistance types, and volunteer opportunities.  Lunch is provided.  


Contact Bernadette for more information at (561) 345-2000 x 256
September 2019 Calendar of Events
Paint for Fun Class for Caregivers & Loved Ones

 

   The Alzheimer's Care Resource Center will host

a monthly Paint for Fun™ class on 

Friday, September 20th

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
About Us
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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
visit our website at www.alzpb.org

  

Sincerely,  

Alzheimer's Care Resource Center