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Alzheimers talk

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Alzheimers talk

  1. 1. The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference How We’re Making a Difference       Sequim Port Ludlow Port Townsend 675 N. Fifth Avenue 9483 Oak Bay Road 74 Kala Square Place Sequim, WA 98382 Port Ludlow, WA 98365 Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 681-2511 (360) 437-9884 (360) 385-6357       www.homeinstead.com/650
  2. 2. <ul><li>Alzheimer’s disease can strike anyone, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>5 million older Americans have already been affected by Alzheimer’s </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a disease that always gets worse and always ends up needing full-time assistance with daily living </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How we’re Making A Difference
  3. 3. <ul><li>Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and is a progressive, irreversible and incurable disease that causes deterioration of brain cells </li></ul><ul><li>Alzheimer’s creates a buildup in the brain of abnormal substances called amyloid plaques (harmful protein deposits) and neurofibrillary tangles – twisted fibers inside of brain neurons that inhibit their normal function </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How we’re Making A Difference
  4. 4. Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s: <ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Short-term memory loss </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawal </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  5. 5. More Serious Symptoms: <ul><li>Hoarding </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing/wandering </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Disorientation </li></ul><ul><li>Personality changes </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  6. 6. Treating Alzheimer’s <ul><li>Prescription medications </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-inflammatory drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Diets rich in antioxidants </li></ul><ul><li>Regular physical exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Daily mental stimulation </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but treatments to reduce risk/slow down progression include:
  7. 7. <ul><li>By the year 2050, there will be nearly 87 million people in the U.S. over age 65—21% of the American population </li></ul><ul><li>The incidence of Alzheimer’s increases from 3% at age 65 to nearly 50% after age 85 </li></ul><ul><li>This will result in an additional 13-16 million people in the U.S. expected to develop Alzheimer’s </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  8. 8. Home Instead Senior Care’s CAREGivers: <ul><li>Help seniors in their homes with non-medical tasks such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, errands and companionship </li></ul><ul><li>They also provide supervision and security to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias </li></ul><ul><li>Home Instead Senior Care has a special partnership with a renowned Alzheimer’s organization </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  9. 9. Alzheimer’s Training Manual <ul><li>Pathology and symptoms of the disease </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding diseases similar to Alzheimer’s </li></ul><ul><li>Building a relationship with an Alzheimer’s client </li></ul><ul><li>Working within the person’s physical surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Managing difficult behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Helping the client remain independent for as long as possible </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference Home Instead Senior Care’s partnership is with The George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers in San Diego, CA. Together we developed the first training program for non-medical caregivers. The manual provides comprehensive, practical training in caring for Alzheimer’s:
  10. 10. <ul><li>Within a franchise, one person is designated as the local Alzheimer’s program administrator. Upon training completion, the administrator trains CAREGivers in Alzheimer’s care. </li></ul><ul><li>CAREGivers are tested three times during training and can immediately begin applying the techniques. Upon program completion, they receive a Certificate of Achievement. </li></ul>“ Train-the-Trainer” Approach: The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  11. 11. “ For these patients, any waking moment can bring fear and confusion. Because of what Home Instead Senior Care has taught us, we’re really making life a lot better for the people we work with. We’re up close and personal with these clients. Helping them to have a better day–that’s what I enjoy.” Ann LaReau, Wilmington, NC 2005 Home Instead “CAREGiver of the Year” for the Mid-Atlantic region, who works primarily with Alzheimer’s clients The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  12. 12. <ul><li>Emphasizing short, simple sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Regular eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate body language </li></ul>Home Instead Senior Care’s approach to helping Alzheimer’s clients is to encourage ongoing communication: The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  13. 13. <ul><li>CAREGivers help add structure to their day </li></ul><ul><li>They help minimize time spent alone </li></ul><ul><li>They help reduce wandering </li></ul><ul><li>They create a safer environment for the person </li></ul><ul><li>CAREGivers can recognize when clients have too much stimulation </li></ul>CAREGivers are also trained to help clients when they are moved to nursing facilities or Alzheimer’s special-care units: The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  14. 14. <ul><li>CAREGivers learn how to build relationships with their clients that allow them to adapt to their care and meet their individual needs </li></ul><ul><li>Home Instead CAREGivers also help the families of Alzheimer’s clients by providing respite care for those taking care of loved ones </li></ul><ul><li>Our groundbreaking Alzheimer’s CAREGiver training program has helped those with the disease do the things they’ve always enjoyed doing—and in the comfort of their own homes </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  15. 15. <ul><li>If you’d like to learn more about our services, or if you’re interested in employment as a Home Instead CAREGiver, please contact the closest office — a local, independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care ® franchise. </li></ul><ul><li>Serving Clallam & Jefferson Counties of the North Olympic Peninsula with offices in Sequim, Port Ludlow, & Port Townsend. </li></ul>The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference
  16. 16. Question & Answer Session The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference       Sequim Port Ludlow Port Townsend 675 N. Fifth Avenue 9483 Oak Bay Road 74 Kala Square Place Sequim, WA 98382 Port Ludlow, WA 98365 Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 681-2511 (360) 437-9884 (360) 385-6357       www.homeinstead.com/650
  17. 17. Thank You! The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference The Devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease | How We’re Making A Difference       Sequim Port Ludlow Port Townsend 675 N. Fifth Avenue 9483 Oak Bay Road 74 Kala Square Place Sequim, WA 98382 Port Ludlow, WA 98365 Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 681-2511 (360) 437-9884 (360) 385-6357       www.homeinstead.com/650

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