About World Alzheimer’s Month | World Alzheimer’s Month

We forgot (d a r n) to mention this.  Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month <http://www.worldalzmonth.org/en/about-world-alzheimers-month> ?

To help bring attention to this important cause, Home Instead Senior Care serving the Lincoln area has launched a new community education program, Prevent Wandering <http://www.preventwandering.com/> . This free program, developed in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, provides tips and resources to help families better prepare for the challenging and unfortunate situation that occurs when a loved one living with Alzheimer’s wanders.

  • If you’re a family caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the risk of wandering is one of the potential behavioral symptoms that a loved one could be facing. Wandering could put that person’s safety in jeopardy. Check out the resources of the Prevent Wandering℠ program to help protect your loved one from the potential dangers of wandering. And sign up your older adult for the Missing Senior Network℠, a free web service that can help locate a loved one who goes missing or becomes lost.

In addition to this program, Home Instead Senior Care has launched the Missing Senior Network <http://www.missingseniornetwork.com/> . This free tool allows families to create a network of friends and neighbors, to alert via text or email  in the event their loved one wanders.

I’ve included additional information below and would be happy to connect you with local aging care expert, Monica Kuhns, who is available to discuss:

  • Common triggers that may cause a senior living with Alzheimer’s to wander,
  • Proactive steps for managing wandering behaviors, and
  • What to do when a senior loved one goes missing.

Alexis, on behalf of Home Instead Senior Care

Source: About World Alzheimer’s Month | World Alzheimer’s Month


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