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World Alzheimer's Day: Supporting Caregivers and Promoting Wellness Bookmark


Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, is World Alzheimer's Day. Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, discusses how our agency and the aging network supports family caregivers and promotes healthy lifestyles, which have been shown to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's.


Call 1-866-243-5678 to be connected to the area agency on aging serving your community and learn about available healthy aging and caregiver support programs.


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Avatar  Robert Alan Myers 4 months agoReply

Where can I locate respite caregivers for relief from my caregivers responsibilities.
I've been doing this full time (24/7) since July 24, 2019. Looking for some weekend and some evening relief.

Thank you,
Robert (Bob) Myers
I'm providing care for my 94 yr. old Mother.

Avatar  Karen 4 months agoReply

As I explore and experience day to day care and acceptance of my mother’s debilitating dementia challenges I really do hope and praying that I will be able to tap into resources to help her live a happy and positive life on the inside and out.
This disease is such a mystery and at any moment her behaviors, abilities, cognition, thoughts may change.
I know there is an evaluative in test that can be done to qualify for help but have been scouring and calling for that and other reliable resources when I can.
I’m hoping that since I found the area on aging program this connection will lead us into a ace where we can get help and not feel all alone with this disease.
I also hope all families become aware of signs, symptoms, preventative measures and understanding all the dynamics of Alzheimer’s/dementia and it’s debilitating impacts.
It is a reason to cry then wipe the tears and face the next challenge in caring for loved ones on the dementia Alzheimer’s path of fury

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