The alzheimers caregiver introduction 081112

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The Alzheimer's Caregiver (TM) is a new educational product designed for the Caregiver. 32 topics covered in a knowledgebase. Annual subscription is $59.99. Contact cindy@thealzheimerscaregiver.com

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The alzheimers caregiver introduction 081112

  1. 1. TM An Introduction to The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ Page 1 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  2. 2. TM Alzheimer’s Disease Statistics • Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th Leading Cause of Death in the US • In 2012, an estimated 5.4 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s Disease • This figure includes: – 5.2 million people age 65 and older – 200,000 individuals under age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s • One in eight people (13%) age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s Disease • 45% of people age 85 and older have Alzheimer’s Disease • Of those with Alzheimer’s Disease – 4% are under age 65 – 6% are 65 to 74 – 44% are 75 to 84 – 46% are 85 or older Page 2 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  3. 3. TM The Caregiver and the Alzheimer’s Patients • Sandwich Generation is Caring for Children & Parents at the Same Time • Over 15 million Americans Provide Unpaid Care • Equal to approximately $90,000 per year in Caregiving Savings • Caregiving Expenses Expected to be over $200B in 2012 Page 3 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  4. 4. TM About The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ • The Complete Guide to Caring for All Stages of Alzheimer’s • Empowers Caregivers with the latest research translated and delivered to be simple to follow and easy to understand • Easy access through our website or your mobile device • 32 volumes consisting of 88 videos, 850 photographs and animated graphics of the most recent scientific research relevant to Dementia and Alzheimers care • Translated into everyday language, searchable, interactive, and simple to use • English and Spanish versions available Page 4 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  5. 5. TM The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ Topics • Dementia, Delirium and Depression – Similarities, Differences and Treatments – Causes and Risk Factors • Assisting with Activities of Daily Living – Bathing and Showering – Dressing – Grooming • Caregiver Stress – Detecting Stress, Burden and Depression – Coping Strategies Page 5 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  6. 6. TM The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ Topics (continued) • Sleep – Promoting Healthy Sleep Patterns – Managing Nighttime Awakenings and Wandering – Managing Nightmares & Other Sleep Disruptions • Communication – Guidelines – Managing Challenging Behaviors – Grooming • Activity-Focused Dementia Care – Meaningful Activities – Person-Centered Care and Environments – Preventing Excess Disability and Difficult Behaviors Page 6 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  7. 7. TM The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ Topics (continued) • Difficult Behaviors Associated with Dementia • Managing Difficult Behaviors • Early Stages – Family Involvement and Planning – At Home: Intimacy and Sexuality • Environment Issues – Designing Safe Environments – The Human Environment Page 7 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  8. 8. TM The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ Topics (continued) • Traveling, Driving, Holidays & Special Occasions • Late Stages – Communication and Activities – Hospice and Bereavement – Personal Care – Behavior and Sleep • Managing Incontinence Page 8 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  9. 9. TM The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ Topics (continued) • Nutrition • Memory Impairment – Risk Factors – Prevention & Improving functioning • Continuation of Care – At Home Care With In-Home Assistance – Adult Daycare and Residential Care Page 9 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  10. 10. TM LightBridge’s Board of Directors Thomas B. Elin, JD, Chairman Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Edward J. Condon, Jr. Jeanne M. Emerson, CPA Debra Fetherston MD, FACP Martyn C. Glen, MAI, CRE, FRICS Catherine Harris PhD, RNCS Karen S. Kauffman, PhD, CRNP, BC Melvina McCabe, MD Edwin J. Olsen, MD, MBA, JD Martha Pelaez, PhD Gustavo C. Roman, MD Page 10 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  11. 11. TM LightBridge’s Advisory Board Barker Bausell, PhD Kathleen Coen Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN Ruth Covell, MD Linda Davis, PhD, RN Willa Fields, DNSc, RN Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD Beverly Hall, PhD, RN, FAAN Marcia K. Hall Sharon Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN Adrianne Dill Linton PhD, RN Laura Martinez, PhD, RN Melvina McCabe, MD Brian D. Mulligan, MD Linda R. Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN Dianna Shomaker, PhD, RN, FAAN Barbara Smith, PhD, RN, FACSM, FAAN Janet K. Specht, PhD, RN, FAAN Linda Teri, PhD Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Lena Smith, M.A., LBSW, LNHA, PhD Page 11 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  12. 12. TM Subscribing to The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ • http://www.thealzheimerscaregiver.com – The Family Caregiver Plan • Launched 1 June 2012 • Subscription Rate: $59.99 annually – The Institutional Caregiver Plan • Anticipated Launch Date is January 1, 2013 • Subscription Rate: TBD Page 12 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011
  13. 13. TM Empowering Caregivers Through Technology For More Information Contact Cynthia Gilley Phone: 850-240-1692 Email: cindy@thealzheimerscaregiver.com Page 13 of 13The Alzheimer’s Caregiver © 2011

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