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Help for Caregivers in the Form of an iPhone App

Help for Caregivers in the Form of an iPhone App

This is not the time in her life when “Michelle” thought she would be facing this challenge.  She is a 40-something, married, mother of two (both under 10), and until recently her biggest challenge was maintaining a work/home life balance. On top of just dealing with the balancing-act of a full-time job, bakes sales, soccer games, etc. she also provides care for her father, Jim, who has Alzheimer’s.  His only other caregiver is his wife June, who is 68 and  relies heavily on her daughter to manage day to day activities.  Both women are exhausted, confused and overwhelmed.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be a frightening and challenging task!

Alzheimer’s and other dementias caregivers now have help at their fingertips. Home Instead, Inc. just released a new iPhone app called Alzheimers and Other Dementias Daily Companion. You can download this iPhone app for free and use it to find tips, ask questions, offer support and find Alzheimer’s care services in your area.

This app will help build “Michelle’s” confidence to be able to provide care for her father and will arm her with immediate tips and practical advice for all of the behaviors and situations they face on a daily basis.  She can search for information regarding her particular circumstance and needs, and the app will return immediate and relevant answers. These tips are compiled by experts as well as family caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s or other dementia illnesses.

This app is an extension of a new book, Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home, written by Molly Carpenter.  Molly has been at the forefront of Home Instead’s pioneering work on Alzheimer’s education. Now, Michelle and other caregivers everywhere have a reason to rejoice!  Help has found its way via Molly, Home Instead, and the iPhone.

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