Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:48 PM
any suggestions would be greatly appreciate. thanks, boardies.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:31 PM
I can help lots. I dont have time right now to really discuss. (dinner will be served in a moment) I can though tell you to go to www.alz.org This can take you to your local Alzheimer's Association chapter. Dont be alarmed if there's not one near you. They only list the headquarters office and most of those offices have a satelite offices. For example the Poughkeepsie office has 6 satelite offices going all the way down to Westchester and Rockland Counties. I'm gonna cut and paste a description of what the Associations can do.
Core programs and services
Contact your local chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association provides supportive programs and services to help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers deal with the disease and its impact on their lives. Each chapter in our nationwide network offers the five core services described below. In addition, some chapters offer special programs such as assistance to individuals with Alzheimer’s who live alone, people living with early-onset Alzheimer's, rural and/or multicultural outreach, care coordination services, and training programs for families and professionals.
Core programs and services
Information and referral — A chapter helpline provides emotional support to the caller as well as information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, chapter services and referrals to community resources. Chapters maintain updated information on home care, adult day care, care coordination, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, eldercare lawyers, financial planners and transportation. Staff and trained volunteers can help assess whether a specific care provider meets the individual needs of a person with Alzheimer’s.
Other information services include:
•24/7 Helpline for local referrals
•Chapter Web site resources and links
•Access to resources at the Association’s Green-Field Library
•Portfolio of publications about Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving, financial and legal matters
Care consultation — Dedicated professional staff help people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer’s and their families face at every stage of the disease. Services can be provided by telephone, e-mail or in-person These include:
•Assessment of needs
•Assistance with planning and problem solving
•Providing supportive listening
Support groups — Peer- or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease are facilitated by trained individuals. Many locations offer specialized groups for children, individuals with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer’s, adult caregivers and others with specific needs.
Safety services — Chapters promote and encourage people with Alzheimer’s to enroll in MedicAlert
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:33 PM
Greater New Jersey Chapter - Denville, NJ
Central Regional Office at Princeton - Princeton Junction, NJ
Northern Regional Office at Oradell - Oradell, NJ
Southern Regional Office at Red Bank - Red Bank, NJ
Delaware Valley Chapter - Philadelphia, PA
Atlantic County Branch Office - Northfield , NJ
South Jersey Regional Office - Marlton, NJ
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:36 PM
As far as films go there's an HBO film called "The Alzheimer's Project" This is the place to go. It covers people in all stages of Alzheimer's in a very compelling and humane way. A lot of libraries have it and your local alz assoc should have it too.