St Louis Area Family Caregivers: Alzheimer's Senior Home Care Guide, Resources, Tips and Best Practices

Alzheimer's Best PracticesCaring for a loved one in the Greater St. Louis area with Alzheimer's disease is one of the hardest things a family can face and it can be a long and difficult journey.  Assistance Home Care serving the St. Louis area can help families on a one on one basis to help things easier with our in-home care.

Alzheimer's Web Resources:
Click the links below to access valuable resource websites to learn more about Alzheimer's disease.

2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
When facing an Alzheimer's diagnosis or caring for a loved one with the disease, it's good to know the facts. This helpful guide covers all aspects, from early detection and diagnosis to how to pay for home care.

Alzheimer’s Poetry Project
The Alzheimer's Poetry Project is based on a simple idea: to read classic poems to people living with Alzheimer's disease that they might have learned as children and help spark memories. For someone in the late stages of Alzheimer's who has a hard time holding a conversation or in some cases even speaking, it can be quite moving when you see that person respond to the poems by saying words along with the reader.

Alzheimer's.....Practical Guide and Tips for Caregivers Finding the Humanity and Love in Alzheimer's Care. This site is designed for families facing the ethical, emotional and physical care issues of Alzheimer's Disease.

Alzheimer's from the Inside Out
Read a blog and explore a website from a PH.D. who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for people confronting frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). Our goals are to promote public awareness, provide information, education and support to people diagnosed with FTD, and their families, educate health professionals, and support research for treatments and a cure.

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease You know better than anyone that taking care of someone with AD can be truly rewarding and also very challenging. Sometimes caregivers feel like they are on an emotional roller coaster. We hope this guide put together by the National Institute on Aging, written in clear language, will help you understand and cope with the many challenges of caring for the person with AD.

HBO: The Alzheimer’s Project
The official Web site for the HBO documentary film series “The Alzheimer’s Project” allows visitors to stream the films to their computers; also provides information about the disease and other helpful resources.

InfoAging  Information about aging and Alzheimer’s from the American Federation for Aging Research.

Know the 10 Early Warning Signs
The Alzheimer’s Association offers 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, along with helpful information about the importance of early detection and next steps.

Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Center  Comprehensive information on Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, care, and treatment

Memory Care Home Solutions in St Louis
Memory Care Home Solutions exists to extend and improve quality time at home for families caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease.

The Alzheimer's Playbook
National research shows that only one of ten caregivers has any type of instruction or information to help combat the challenges with the many behavioral patterns of a person who is dealing with memory loss. Download this free, practical guide of instructions that helps prepare caregivers for what they are going to face in each stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tips for Managing Common Alzheimer's Symptoms and Behavior
HelpGuide provides a comprehensive look at common Alzheimer's symptoms and behaviors and offers caregiver tips on how to manage them.

Using Meaningful Objects to Spark Memories
Connecting with someone in the later stages of Alzheimer's can be difficult. This article discusses how using objects and activities that the person loves can not only create a connection, but make that person feel like he or she is making a useful contribution.

SENIOR HOME CARE IN ST. LOUIS: CONTACT US TODAY - To get answers to your specific Alzheimer's or Dementia questions please feel free to call us at 636-724-4357 or visit Assistance Home Care at AssistanceAtHome.com