NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AgingCare.com, a website for people taking care of elderly parents, has launched "The Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease," a special section of the website for caregivers who are taking care of someone who has Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Silverado Senior Living, specializing exclusively in Alzheimer's, dementia and memory care assisted living across the nation, is sponsoring the special section of AgingCare.com. "At Silverado, we understand the often complex needs of individuals with memory-impairing diseases such as Alzheimer's, and the challenges faced by those who care for them. In partnering with AgingCare.com, our goal is to support these individuals and families in making educated and supported decisions at all levels of need," says Shannon Ingram, Vice President of Communications for Silverado Senior Living.
The AgingCare Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's disease has information on topics such as:
When an elder is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it impacts the whole family. How to break the news to family and friends.
60% of people with Alzheimer's wander away from home. While you can't completely prevent wandering, you can minimize the risk. Here are some techniques to try.
To deal with dealing with outbursts, agitation and aggression, the key is to understand what factors bring on the unwanted behavior and try to control them.
Find Alzheimer's and Memory Care Housing
The Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease also enables caregivers to find senior housing. Simply entering a zip code displays all senior housing in that area that specializes in Alzheimer's and memory care. In addition, AgingCare.com has an active forum where Alzheimer's caregivers can ask questions, connect with one another, and get answers from other caregivers and experts in elder care.
Live Twitter event
AgingCare.com and ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser will host a live Twitter chat devoted to Alzheimer's disease and caregiving on Tuesday Nov. 29. Caregivers are invited to ask questions and share their stories. Use the hashtag #abcdrbchat on Twitter.
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and Family Caregiver Month. One in eight elderly Americans has Alzheimer's disease (according to the Alzheimer's Association). The special section is dedicated to the nearly 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers who provide 17 billion hours of unpaid care.
AgingCare.com is a leading website that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information, and local resources. AgingCare.com has become the trusted resource for exchanging ideas, sharing conversations and finding credible information for those seeking elder care solutions. For more information, visit the AgingCare.com website.
About Silverado Senior Living
Silverado Senior Living offers assisted living care for those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory impairment as well as home care, care management, and hospice care through its Silverado At Home and Silverado Hospice service lines. Silverado operates in 34 locations across California, Texas, Utah, and Arizona. For more information, visit the Silverado Senior Living website.