Dementia affects almost 44,000 people in Ireland and touches the lives of 50,000 carers and hundreds of thousands of family members. For every one person suffering from Alzheimer’s, there are a handful of people who help care for that individual. Almost always, these friends and family members helping have no experience or training to care for someone with the disease
Home Instead Senior Care in Waterford is working to change that by offering free Alzheimer’s CARE training programmes which will provide families in the Waterford area with the much needed support and advice to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. The 3 hour evening training is being offered on Wednesday, June 19th and again on June 26th.
Based on input from renowned ageing and dementia experts, the Alzheimer’s CARE programme (Changing Ageing Through Research and Education SM) offers CAREGivers innovative resources for coping with the challenges presented by the disease while maintaining their loved one’s dignity and helping them live more fulfilling lives.
Home Instead Senior Care is the world’s leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with nearly 1,000 locations. Danette Connolly opened Home Instead Senior Care in Waterford in January 2009.
This first-of-its-kind family training programme takes place at Home Instead Senior Care in the Cleaboy Business Park and offers family members a fresh approach to providing Alzheimer’s care, one that encourages mental engagement to help relatives remain safely at home and in familiar surroundings as long as possible.
If you are a caregiver of a family member living with Alzheimer’s disease and would like to find out more about Home Instead’s Alzheimer’s CARE Programme, please visit www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.comor call Home Instead Senior Care on 051 – 333966 to book a place on one of the programmes.