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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Caregiving In-Service Training

by: John Aker | May 1st, 2013

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia can present unusual challenges when it comes to caregiving.  Aker Kasten Home Health Care is dedicated to providing home care which maximizes one’s quality of life.  In addition to our aides assisting a client with Alzheimer’s or Dementia with the activities of daily living, we wanted to provide them with specialized training so they can truly engage and encourage our client each and every day!

At our recent In-Service Caregiving Training, which we provide throughout the year as an educational offering to all our caregivers, we invited Barbara Curtis from FAU’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center to speak to our caregivers and encourage them in their important work.

Providing home care is not a job for our caregivers–it is their calling.  So when we offered this special in-service training session, many cleared their evening schedule to participate and learn more about how they can help add meaning to their client’s day.  Ms. Curtis provided our caregivers with the latest information, research and shared great tools to help clients and their families make each day meaningful with individualized activities.

We have added free information to our Community Resource Library in our Agency Office so if you have any questions or wish to learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia–stop by and peruse the library or call for an appointment with a staff nurse who can help you access the resources suited to your needs.  And, be sure to click on our Health Resources page for more articles and helpful information, right here on our website.

A special Thank You to Barbara Curtis and The AK Family of Caregivers for your dedication to serving with such competence and compassion!

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