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Free Alzheimer’s Training Now Available To Family Caregivers

Sep 28, 2015

Home Instead Senior Care is offering a unique approach to help families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob older people of their memories and independence. Free training for families caregivers is now available through workshops hosted by the local home care provider.

Though research continues, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But until there is a cure, there is care. This workshop is specially designed for family caregivers and offers a personal approach to help families care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease at home. 63% of people with dementia in Ireland currently live at home in the community and rely on family and friends to care for them*.

“Until there is a cure, we offer an interim solution,” said Ed Murphy, CEO and Founder of Home Instead in Ireland. The purpose of the Alzheimer’s workshop is to support family caregivers when it comes to understanding dementias and providing care at home for a loved one.

The home care provider assembled the top experts in Alzheimer’s disease across the globe to develop this new training and support programme for family caregivers.

“The training we’re offering to families is the same kind of training our professional caregivers receive. We want to support family caregivers, help them better understand this condition and encourage them care for themselves while also caring for loved ones,” he noted.

“The workshop provides a wonderful hands-on approach that helps caregivers deal with the behavioural changes that too often accompany these disorders – one of the biggest stressors for caregivers,” said Dr. Jane F. Potter, who served on the expert panel to help develop content for the Alzheimer’s training workshop.

“It is our intention that this workshop is a support to the many families in our area who are being impacted each day by this devastating disease,” Murphy said.

For more information contact 1890 930 013 or visit www.HomeInstead.ie.

*Source: Cahill, S.  Pierce, M (2013) The Prevalence of Dementia in Ireland. Genio Dementia Learning Event