Home Care Assistance Partners with the Denver Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Legacy Hospice to Host Educational Series on Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia
The three-part educational series will cover the types and stages of dementia, practical ways to address behavioral changes associated with dementia and how to communicate with someone with dementia
(Douglas County, CO – February 11, 2014) Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community education and the company’s expertise in quality dementia care, Home Care Assistance of Douglas County is partnering with representatives from the Denver Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Legacy Hospice to host a free, three-part public panel on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The series, “Who is That in the Mirror?” will be held at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital from 11 AM to 1 PM on February 15th, March 8th and April 5th. The first presentation will focus on the different forms of dementia, the second presentation will cover practical tips for managing behavioral changes and the last presentation will cover effective communication techniques. Lunch will be provided.
More than six million people are living with Alzheimer’s in the United States and Canada alone, and this number is expected to more than double by 2050. With over 40 percent of Home Care Assistance clients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the company has produced a number of resources including specialized caregiver trainings through Home Care Assistance University, various printed resources and public webinars for those caring for someone with dementia and a cognitive intervention program designed to improve quality of life and delay the progression of dementia-related symptoms. The fifth book in the company’s award-winning, healthy longevity book series, Mind Over Grey Matter: A New Approach to Dementia Care, offers
practical guidance on caring for an individual with dementia as well as evidence-based techniques to improve quality of life. By being proactive and identifying potential problems that dementia sufferers may encounter, caregivers can better provide for their safety and wellbeing.
“I believe it is my responsibility to share the wealth of knowledge that Home Care Assistance has with the community,” said Jonathan Wells, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Douglas County. “Dementia is one of the most significant long-term health challenges we face. Providing public education to reduce caregiver burnout and improve quality of life is clearly in line with our mission to change the way the world ages.”
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Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2013 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.