Training Workshop to Help Families Cope with Alzheimer's Disease
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
A free training workshop was held for families with members who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. It was put on by the folks who run Home Instead Senior Care.
The event ran from 9 a.m. until lunchtime, and taught caregivers how to manage behaviors, bringing a hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes.
"It is extremely challenging for families dealing with this," said Dr. Retta Martin, owner of Home Instead Senior Care. "Especially if they haven't been through any education. Understand the levels, and that's why we are doing this public education; to teach them things to do in their home everyday."
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no known cure for Alzheimer's, but early detection of the disease can improve the quality of life in the longrun for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, as well as their caregivers.