By George T. Leamon, CLTC – Lutgert Insurance –
According to the World Alzheimer’s Report and the American Association for LongTerm Care Insurance (AALTCI) reports, over 35 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Without a significant medical breakthrough related to dementia care that number could double every 20 years, and by 2050 could affect over 115 million people, explains Jesse Slome, executive director of AALTCI.
“Based on our 30 years of caregiving experience we know that when someone receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia that it suddenly involves more than just the patient,” said Leann Reynolds, president of Homewatch CareGivers. The Guide to Dementia was prepared to arm families and caregivers with free information and resources, which might not otherwise be provided, that can educate them and provide a roadmap for the difficult journey they face.
The guide covers the following:
. Definitions of dementia and what those definitions mean both clinically and personally. In-depth tips for communicating with loved ones experiencing dementia
. Communication issues to watch out for as the symptoms of dementia progress
. In-depth tips for helping family members with dementia around the house
. Practical tips for understanding and dealing with behavior issues related to dementia
. Self-help and wellness tips for family caregivers
“Our goal is to support families by providing information and resources,” Reynolds added. “We want this guide to be one of the resources that helps family members and caregivers deal with the numerous issues that arise from living with dementia.”
There are four types of People in this world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are caregivers. Those who will need a caregiver. Those who will be a caregiver.
– Roslyn Carter
George T. Leamon, CLTC – Lutgert Insurance