I often write about children’s issues, including topics within the realm of special education. So, this blog will be a bit out of my comfort zone, as I don’t know much about geriatrics. But, I am willing to learn, inform and of course, have you participate in the discussion.
Recently, my friend, Denise Graab, who I knew via Education.com, made a career change and accepted a position via Caring.com. When I announced the Twitter Charity Scarf Campaign back in January she was one of the first to respond! Through Denise I have learned so much about what is available for families who have aging relatives in need of real assistance. The Caring.com website is dedicated to caregivers- such as families assisting an elderly parent with Alzheimer’s.
Have you tried Steps & Stages, Caring.com’s newest resource for Alzheimer’s caregiving? Developed by a practicing geriatrician, a geriatric psychiatrist and other Alzheimer’s specialists, Steps & Stages includes a free Custom Care Guide, customized e-mail newsletters, and stage-based support groups to help family caregivers navigate the overwhelming Alzheimer’s journey: http://bit.ly/SnS_ALZofferFB
If you haven’t already done so, we hope you will now try this new Alzheimer’s resource that’s earning praise from caregivers: http://bit.ly/SnS_ALZofferFB
For those who have already benefited from Steps & Stages previously: Please tell a friend as there are 11 million Americans who are providing unpaid care to a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. With Steps & Stages, they can get free help in assessing a loved one’s stage, better understand what symptoms to expect and how to cope with them, and connect to others in similar situations.
Here are great ways to connect with Caring.com
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