Family Caregiver Conference: A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

Posted on April 19, 2013

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Join BrightStar of Downtown Houston, Sheltering Arms Senior Services and the Alzheimer’s Association for “A Loving Approach To Dementia Care.”  Laura Wayman, Nationally known speaker, trainer and author Laura Wayman will be presenting.

BrightStar provides in-home care specializing in dementia care, including companion care, personal care and skilled nursing services.

In this special Family Caregiver Conference, learn how you can:

  • Become a better, more nurturing caregiver
  • Make meaningful connections with the dementia patient
  • Go “through the looking glass” to better relate to your loved one

When: Monday, May 13  6:00 to 8:00

To RSVP, call (832) 730-1255 or register online at:  bit.ly/brightstarevents

Where:

Committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and easing the burden of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.

Sheltering Arms Senior Services, Education Room, 3838 Aberdeen Way, Houston, TX 77025

Finger foods and refreshments will be provided.

Respite care for dementia patients will be provided on request.

The Program

First, you will hear from the Alzheimer’s Association.  They will describe the information, resources, and supportive services they provide to help individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Then you will hear from Laura Wayman, author, speaker, trainer and instructor as keynote speaker.  She will talk about how we can all:

Sheltering Arms Senior Services provides case management, home care, caregiver support services, senior center programming and a dementia-specific adult day program.

  • Become a better and more caring caregiver.
  • Improve relationships.
  • Learn to go “through the looking glass” and better relate to your loved one.
  • Learn how to make meaningful connections with the dementia patient.

Caring for someone with dementia and memory loss means devotedly and patiently doing a hundred little things each day.  Few care providers are trained to meet the challenges of dementia.  Laura gives guidance on how to enter the world of the person who had dementia and cultivate more meaningful relationships with the dementia patient.

Laura Wayman’s program emphasizes communication, affirmative response and empowerment – transforming the caregiving process from a burden into a fulfilling journey.  Her true stories of caregiving
illustrate the principles of this loving approach, giving readers essential tools for connecting with people who have dementia.

Today about 4-5 million people in the United States have some degree of dementia, and that number will increase to about 30
million by the year 2050.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association there were an estimated 340,000 people with Alzheimer’s Disease in Texas in 2010.

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BrightStar in Houston offers in-home care for the elderly with compassionate senior care services that enable your loved ones to live independently in the comfort of their own home.  Our in-home caregivers provide a range of care services and assistance from companion care to skilled nursing care to allow seniors and other adults to remain in their own homes.

We can also monitor your loved one while they are in the hospital so that you can get some rest.  Our elderly sitter services are available 24 hours a day.  We work with families to provide the best in care for the elderly at home, in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals.  Our caregivers can move from home to facility and back again, providing the continuity of care.

Call and ask us about special veterans benefits.

SOURCE: http://www.brightstarcare.com/downtown-houston/2013/04/19/family-caregiver-conference-a-loving-approach-to-dementia-care/

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