What Are Some Senior Assistance Programs for Those With Alzheimer's?


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Adult day care centers are set up for seniors with Alzheimer's disease and often include counseling, health services, meals, transportation and personal care assistance, says the Alzheimer's Association. There is also an organization called Home Instead Senior Care that provides in-home care for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia.

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What Are Some Senior Assistance Programs for Those With Alzheimer's?
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Home Instead Senior Care provides assistance with daily living while allowing the patient to stay in his own home, reports the Home Instead website. However, if the senior lives in a nursing home or an assisted living facility, the program helps those seniors, as well.

Adult day centers provide caregivers an opportunity to take a break from caregiving or to balance caregiving with employment, says the Alzheimer's Association. These centers also provide a safe place for Alzheimer's patients to be social and to participate in organized activities such as dancing, art class or exercise.

The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center provides a number of care programs, caregiver needs and access to clinical trials, reports the NIH. The Alzheimer's Association maintains both information and a help line for patients and caregivers. The Alzheimer's Foundation of America provides information about Alzheimer’s caregiving, and the National Institute on Aging Information Center offers publications about aging.

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