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Caring for the Caregiver

Quality Care
Source: Alzheimer's Association
Quality Care
 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations Phases 1 and 2 (32 pages)
Covers fundamentals of dementia care and six key care practice areas: food and fluid consumption, pain management, social engagement, resident wandering, falls and physical restraint-free care.

 Dementia Care Practice

Recommendations Phase 3 (28 pages)
Covers minimizing physical, emotional and spiritual distress; maximizing well-being; ensuring communication with the resident, family and care team.

Assessing & Addressing the Emotional Needs of Caregivers
Interview with Maureen Callnan, MS, APRN, CS
Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Maureen Callnan, MS, APRN, CS is an Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Maine Medical Center's Geriatric Center.  Maureen counsels caregivers on how to process and express their feelings and emotions surrounding the diagnosis of a family member with Dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
 
Length: 6 minutes

Alzheimer's Disease Resources
The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
Information for Caregivers
If You Have Dementia
Quality Care
Safety Issues and Tips
Financial and Legal Topics for Caregivers
Find a Support Group
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Information

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Support for Caring for the Caregiver
is provided by:

 Hospice of Southern Maine

VNA Home Health and Hospice 

Home Instead Senior Care

 

 

 

 

Support for Caring for the Caregiver is provided by:

 

Hospice of Southern MaineMercy VNA Home Health & Hospice Home Instead Senior Care

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