Home Care Assistance Partnership With the Denver Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Legacy Hospice to Host Educational Series On Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of De

The three-part educational series covered the types and stages of dementia, practical ways to address behavioral changes associated with dementia and how to communicate with someone with dementia.

Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) April 12, 2014

Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community education and the company’s expertise in quality dementia care, Home Care Assistance of Douglas County partnered with representatives from the Denver Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Legacy Hospice to host a free, three-part public panel on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The series, “Who is that in the mirror?” was held at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and spanned three months. Not only was there an exceptional turnout at each event, but part three of the series, held last Saturday, April 5th, left attendees requesting additional classes. To this end, the Home Care Assistance team handed out evaluation forms which included topics for future presentations. The company is looking to host another series on the most popular topics toward the end of summer.

More than six million people are living with Alzheimer’s in the United States and Canada alone, and this number is expected to more than double by 2050. With over 40 percent of Home Care Assistance clients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the company has produced a number of resources including specialized caregiver trainings through Home Care Assistance University, various printed resources and public webinars for those caring for someone with dementia and a cognitive intervention program designed to improve quality of life and delay the progression of dementia-related symptoms. The fifth book in the company’s award-winning, healthy longevity book series, Mind Over Grey Matter: A New Approach to Dementia Care, offers practical guidance on caring for an individual with dementia as well as evidence-based techniques to improve quality of life. By being proactive and identifying potential problems that dementia sufferers may encounter, caregivers can better provide for their safety and wellbeing.

“I believe it is my responsibility to share the wealth of knowledge that Home Care Assistance has with the community,” said Jonathan Wells, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Douglas County. “Dementia is one of the most significant long-term health challenges we face. Providing public education to reduce caregiver burnout and improve quality of life is clearly in line with our mission to change the way the world ages.”

For more information about Home Care Assistance’s superior in-home care services visit http://www.DouglasCountyHomeCareAssistance.com or call 720-441-3522.

ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2014 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.


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