Those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, will always have questions; questions that fundamentally need answering. Whilst caring for someone with the disease, many questions can arise such as, why won’t she eat her food? Why does she refuse to take a shower? Why does she curse at me? Why doesn't she recognise me? While the situation at hand may differ from day to day and from person to person, the core question remains: How can I deal with this ?
Allthough we can't present you with all the solutions to your problems, here is a positive leap forward to help struggling families cope with the disease. Home Instead have created 'The Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Companion App' as a pocket guide to help you through all the dementia care situations, you likely never dreamed you’d have to face. The mobile app is completely free from the app store, and although its roots are some what American, the information provided is both informative and incredibly efficient.
The app includes over 500 searchable tips and practical solutions sourced from the Home Instead network and the Alzheimer’s and other dementias caregiving community. The foundation of the content is a new book published by Home Instead called “Confidence to Care.” The app is a companion piece to the book in order to give CAREGivers and family members, in need and on-the-go, immediate and easy to access advice for any situation.
If you would like some face to face advice and invaluable information then Home Instead Sheffield are hosting Free Alzheimers and other Dementia family education workshops through the coming months. details of our next workshops are shown below.
Day 3- Techniques to handle challenging behaviours - 10th Oct 13.30pm
Venue- Balfour House, Horner Close, Stocksbridge S36 1LQ
Day 4- Activities to encourage Engagement- - 14th Nov 13.30pm
Venue- Bowfield Court, Etwall Way, Shiregreen S5 6LH
To attend either of these workshops please call us on 0114 246 9666