It can be a lonely job, caring for someone with a dementia illness such as Alzheimer’s disease—solitary for the individual with Alzheimer’s, as well as the family caregiver. In fact, in a recent survey of family caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s, many reported isolation as their biggest challenge. 74%… Read More
If you’re a family caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you know firsthand the challenges of going into the community with your loved one. This 30-minute training provided by Home Instead® is designed to help a business’ employees understand the disease and provide simple techniques to ensure customers with Alzheimer’s are treated with compassion and respect.
“Home Instead has created a thoughtful and thorough Alzheimer’s Friendly Business℠ program to train businesses in their communities on how to best work with those who have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.”
Chairman and Founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s
Misconceptions about Alzheimer’s disease persist. But, thanks to broader education efforts, more people understand what it means to have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia illness. Be sure to tell the businesses you frequent about the Home Instead network’s Alzheimer’s Friendly Business℠ program.
Attention Business Owners: Program Trainer Materials including the quiz are available as downloads. Business owners can conduct training onsite using these resources. However, if you would like to receive a free Alzheimer’s Friendly Business window cling and break room poster, complete the online “Take the Training” module. A window cling and poster will be sent to your business upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of this module.
Being prepared is one of the best ways to help ensure an individual with Alzheimer’s disease has what he or she needs for a stress-free experience in the community. Keep it simple. Something to hold It can be helpful for someone with a dementia illness to have something to grasp to… Read More
If you’re a family caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you likely know firsthand the challenges of going into the community with your loved one. Misconceptions about Alzheimer’s disease persist. But, thanks to broader education efforts, more people are understanding what it means to have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia… Read More
Because the behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s can affect individuals differently, confusion surrounding this disease is understandable. Education could open the door to a greater awareness of the disease and better understanding of how to help individuals who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their family caregivers. Test your knowledge below. Alzheimer’s… Read More
These educational materials will help you understand why it can be difficult for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers to go into the community. It will also provide insight into the disease and offer tips to help alleviate some common behavioral issues that may arise from customers with… Read More
Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead network, points to isolation as a risk factor for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers. What’s more, these caregivers say they fear going into the community because businesses can be busy and confusing for their loved ones…. Read More
Karen Garner, Alzheimer’s advocate and founder of The Garner Foundation, talks about how local stores and restaurants have stepped up to be welcoming and understanding about customers dealing with the day to day challenges of Alzheimer’s. Read more about Karen Garner and her story on our Caregiver Journey Blog. Read More