Episode 150 of The On-Air Advocate
Original Airdate: 11/6/19
Host: Tammy Flynn, Connect with Tammy on Facebook @theonairadvocate.
Guest: Grace C. Whiting, J.D. President/CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving
Topic: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month - Support, Resources & Education
Mission of the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC): Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition dedicated to improving quality of life for friend and family caregivers and those in their care, by advancing research, advocacy, and innovation.
Further Info On Dementia:
Ms. Whiting believes it can be beneficial to bring along a third-party that is not as close to the situation to observe, listen in and give an outside perspective on your loved one’s situation . She also advises to make sure to utilize the multiple resources and support groups that are available to you and your loved one. In addition, keeping your loved one active is so important as socialization within your community has a major impact on your health and overall well-being.
Where To Go for Help and Support:
Tammy’s Final Thoughts:
Tammy advises to make sure that you are observing the quality of the conditions in your loved ones surroundings as well their personal hygiene, overall cleanliness, health, wellness and are they meeting nutritional needs etc.
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