Our program provides the knowledge, resources, and support needed to help employees navigate the complexities of caregiving for family members with cognitive impairment.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 16, 2015
MINES and Associates, a nationally recognized business psychology firm, today announces an eldercare support program for families caring for loved ones with cognitive impairment. The program provides training and workshops on aging/dementia topics, dementia care tele-coaching, and an onsite employee-caregiver course which covers all aspects of dementia caregiving. These programs provide dementia information, care strategies, and tactics to relieve stress for caregivers.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in nine Americans will develop Alzheimer’s disease past the age of 65, affecting 6.6 million employees who provide eldercare. Alzheimer’s disease costs American business $61 billion annually: $25 billion directly related to care, $36 billion in lost productivity related to employees caring for relatives with dementia-related illness.
MINES’ program was developed in conjunction with JJ Jordan, an Affiliate with MINES and Associates, who has 15 years of experience in the field of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. She has been a family caregiver class instructor, community education facilitator, public policy advocate and keynote speaker on the subject of cognitive impairment since 2000. She also consults to physicians and healthcare executives regarding operational efficiencies and experience satisfaction regarding acute and primary care patients with cognitive impairment. She was a long-term family caregiver for her parents who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. She also served a six year term on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association.
“My personal mission is to help with the fight to end Alzheimer's disease and other forms of life-changing dementia and to provide assistance and insight to families currently caring for loved ones with cognitive impairment," said Jordan. "I am pleased to be working with MINES and Associates to bring this valuable information and support to employees who are facing the daily challenges of caregiving.”
"Balancing work responsibilities and family caregiving for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related illnesses is a complicated and stressful undertaking," said Dr. Robert Mines, CEO of MINES. "Our program distills JJ's 15 years of experience in the field, providing the knowledge, resources, and support needed to help employees navigate the complexities of caregiving for family members with cognitive impairment."
- Dementia Overview - This course covers facts about cognitive impairment, how to determine if it is Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and what to do once a diagnosis is received. Symptoms, planning, resources, and hope through research are all covered in this comprehensive overview.
- Dementia Caregiving - Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the task of caregiving is complicated, stressful, and in many cases, long term. This course covers the emotional aspects of caregiving, caregiver health, how to handle challenging behaviors, and the top ten dementia caregiver tips.
- Caregiver Project Management - This course helps family caregivers understand the “buckets” they must manage including medical, legal, and financial issues as well as living arrangements and family dynamics. This helps caregivers create a basic plan and learn to adapt to unexpected variables that will occur during the family’s dementia journey.
- Reducing Dementia Risk - This course outlines lifestyle elements that everyone can consider to potentially reduce risk. From diet and exercise to building cognitive reserves, this course will cover practical tips for protecting and nurturing the brain. Understanding the relationship between cardiovascular disease, diabetes, traumatic brain injury and lifestyle choices as they relate to Alzheimer’s is covered.
About MINES & Associates
For over 34 years, MINES & Associates has been a nationally recognized business psychology firm that provides a variety of services to corporate employers including employee assistance programs (EAP), managed mental healthcare, organizational development and psychology services, wellness programs, behavioral risk management, disease management, PPO services, and a number of other technology based services. MINES & Associates is divided into two main divisions, Organizational Psychology and Health Psychology, and currently serves a diverse portfolio of clients in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and the UK.
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