Training for Ontario Family Caregivers

Training for Ontario Family Caregivers

Home Instead Senior Care in Mississauga, a provider of non-medical home care for seniors is now offering training to help family caregivers deal with the challenges of caring for an Alzheimer’s patient.

The training was developed by Home Instead, but it’s based on ideas accepted by many Alzheimer’s experts — for example, making use of long-term memories and recognizing what triggers anxiety. The company has spent about $3 million over the past three years on developing and presenting workshops for family caregivers. Home Instead says it wants to be a community resource for families grappling with Alzheimer’s.

Through our training family caregivers gain a better overall understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and knowing what to expect as the disease progresses, can help you and your loved ones better face the challenges that come with memory loss and learn”

  • The causes of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • How Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are diagnosed.
  • More about the behaviors that can be caused by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • How “Capturing Life’s Journey℠” can help you and others provide the best care for your loved one.
  • Techniques to encourage your loved one to share his or her stories and memories.
  • The format of the Life Journal and how to record information about your loved one’s past.
  • To use the Life Journal in partnership with professional caregivers.
  • About the challenging behaviors that may be displayed by those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
  • Techniques to help handle these behaviors.
  • What techniques work best to manage different types of behaviors.
  • The benefits of staying active for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
  • About three types of activities – for mind, body, and soul.
  • The various techniques to encourage your loved one to engage in an activity.
  • The activities that are suitable for late stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, to stimulate your loved one’s five senses.

Our Professional CAREGivers are trained lead workshops for family caregivers on four different topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care.
Please call 905-521-5500. Visit: Home Instead Senior Care in Hamilton.

Call for a free personalized Care Consultation 905-521-5500

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