DETROIT, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DementiaWise, a proprietary curriculum of best practices and activities for home caregivers created by ComForCare, a premier provider of in-home care, was officially reviewed by the Alzheimer's Association.
The signature program employs evidence-based behavioral interventions to help people living with dementia to optimize their remaining abilities. It is designed to serve clients at all stages of dementia, through the end of life, and allows them to remain in their own homes, where they are most comfortable and content.
The DementiaWise program meets the Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the areas of Alzheimer's and Dementia® Disease Awareness, Strategies for Caring for the Person with Dementia, Communications and Understanding Behavior, Social Needs and Activity and Eating Well.
"As a leading provider of in-home care, our top priority is making sure our caregivers have the most effective tools and training so they can best serve our clients," said ComForCare CEO Mark Armstrong. "We sought the Alzheimer Association's review of our DementiaWise program to be sure we are doing all we can to create better days for our clients and their family members."
DementiaWise is a person-centered approach that teaches caregivers to put clients first and to provide care with them, rather than to them. The curriculum also incorporates meaningful activities based on a client's interests, skills and abilities. In addition, DementiaWise provides support and information to family members through support groups, monthly videos and blogs on dementia.
Resources for families are available at http://content.comforcare.com/resources.
ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care (in Houston, Texas) is a premier provider of in-home care with nearly 200 independently owned and operated locations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., helping seniors live independently in their own homes and continue to do all the things they love. Its compassionate caregivers can assist with personal care, companionship, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, transportation and errands. ComForCare also offers special programs for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and it can provide services to individuals with disabilities or those recovering from an illness or surgery. More information is available at www.comforcare.com.