"A Salute to Alzheimer's Caregivers" Wordfind

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and is also National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month—a great time to focus on the needs of family and friends who are providing care for loved ones who are living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Be sure to express your appreciation for all these caregivers do. Ask your caregiver friends what you can do to help. Learn all you can about resources for caregivers. One of the best things you can do is to contact your legislators to let them know that Alzheimer's caregiver support is a priority for you.

In a recent study, University of Buffalo School of Nursing professor Davina Porock found that while Alzheimer's caregivers think increased funding should go toward research for a cure, right now their priorities are increased availability of respite care and other caregiving support—not a surprise, since these caregivers are currently on the front line of the Alzheimer's epidemic.


While you're brainstorming ways to help, try your hand at this month's puzzle, which contains the names of 20 support resources for people with Alzheimer's and the families who do so much for them. Click here to download your copy of the puzzle.

Need a little help? Click here for the solution.


 

Visit the Alzheimer's Association website to learn about caregiver support resources for caregivers during National Family Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.

Inquire about local services by calling the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visiting alzwa.org online.

The Alzheimer's Association - Washington State Chapter is one of 11 partners in the King County Caregiver Support Network, which tailors support services to the unique needs of unpaid caregivers age 18 and up.

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