Health Briefs 10-6

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 13:52 PM.

Shelter House will host free weekly support groups for domestic violence victims in South Walton County from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Miramar Beach. Call 243-1201 for specific meeting location and directions. Individual appointments are also available.

Alzheimer’s CARE program

Area families have access to free resources included in a new program designed to help them cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Developed by the Home Instead Senior Care network, in conjunction with a team of the top Alzheimer’s experts in North America, the Alzheimer’s CARE Program focuses on the care and dignity of individuals rather than the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and possible cures for the disease.

Available at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com, the online training will teach participants how to use the CARE approach to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one.

Also available is a free booklet, Helping Families Cope, which includes information about the CARE approach and additional information to help families who struggle with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

To receive a free copy of the Helping Families Cope booklet, call 243-6464 or visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com.
 



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