Holiday Gifts For Caregivers
With the holidays just around the corner, family and friends might be asking you if there's a special gift on your wish list.
As a caregiver, education is a gift you can use over and over again. You can never have enough information about Alzheimer's disease and caregiving issues. So why not pick and choose from the array of books, DVDs, magazines etc. out there that relate to your role?
Among them, AFA offers "Your Time to Care: Basic Skills for Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias at Home." This step-by-step four-part DVD is designed to help family and professional caregivers provide effective hands-on care in the home setting. It includes practical tips and interviews with caregivers about Alzheimer's disease and dementia; principles of personal care; behavioral management; and safe home care. This item and others can be found at the AFA Store.
For a list of books about Alzheimer's disease, check out the fall 2006 issue of care ADvantage.