Navigating the waters of life after a dementia diagnosis can be intimidating, scary and confusing. That’s why Home Care Assistance Boca Raton is offering a free webinar on Thursday, June 12 from 10 am to 11 am (PDT). The webinar will be hosted by Certified Dementia Specialist, author and fellow caregiver, Carol Howell. Carol’s book, Let’s Talk Dementia – A Caregiver’s Guide, is an Amazon #1 best-seller and for good reason.
Carol was the caregiver for her husband after a brain injury and stood by her mother’s side after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Carol’s book shares her own experiences and explores the world of caring for someone with memory loss and how to cope with the inevitable unexpected challenges and emotional struggles. Her goal in the upcoming Home Care Assistance webinar about dementia is to enlighten other caregivers about challenges while providing insightful information about the necessary tools, tips and tricks needed to maintain quality of life for the caregiver and the care recipient.
Carol’s personal experiences have prompted her to closely study the brain. In addition to becoming a certified dementia specialist, she is also an Endorsed Music Therapy Coach. Why? Research shows that music can have a profoundly positive effect on those with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Music – whether it involves listening, playing an instrument, or singing – has been shown to increase happiness, decrease stress and pain, boost memory recall and encourage social activity. Some studies even show that music can help restore a senior’s sense of control and independence, two important components in promoting quality of life.
If you have a loved one who has been recently diagnosed with dementia or you are a dementia caregiver, educating yourself about the disease can go a long way in helping your loved one maintain their quality of life, health and happiness. Click here and register for our June 2014 webinar, Let’s Talk Dementia – With a Splash of Humor.
You can also reach out to Home Care Assistance directly to learn more about how our Boca Raton dementia care specialists are helping seniors maintain their regular routines, independence and dignity at home. Call 561-826-9282 to speak to a Care Manager. We’d be happy to set up a free in-home consultation to discuss your questions and concerns.