Perhaps you’ve heard that 75,000 folks in Connecticut have Alzheimer’s. On condition that quantity, guess what number of unpaid caregivers within the state offered care in 2016 for folks with Alzheimer’s and dementia?
It’s a staggering 177,000, in line with the Alzheimer’s Affiliation, who offered 201 million hours of care in 2016 price an estimated (and unpaid) $2.5 billion. For a few years, the Hartford HealthCare Middle for Wholesome Growing older has linked households all through Central Connecticut with important companies and sources for family members with Alzheimer’s or dementia. A lending library that opened Might 25 on the Hospital of Central Connecticut will make it simpler for caregivers preferring bodily shopping — for digital shopping, you possibly can nonetheless discover the Middle for Wholesome Growing older’s on-line sources right here — with dozens of books, DVDs and literature out there to anybody by calling 1.877.424.4641. (The library’s supplies will be signed out for a month.)
‚ÄúPreviously 12 months alone,” stated Lisa Connolly, vice chairman of Hartford HealthCare Group Community, on the library’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Hartford HealthCare Middle for Wholesome Growing older has served 18,000 seniors by way of ‘Lunch & Be taught’ and ‘Dinner with the Doc’ packages, dementia coaching, help teams and the caregivers‚Äô useful resource information.”
The Middle for Wholesome Growing older’s Dementia Caregiver Useful resource Information (obtain right here) stays a main useful resource for caregivers, with background on dementia, tips on how to talk with folks by way of varied levels of Alzheimer’s, understanding behaviors associated to dementia, the mandatory qualities of a caregiver and, lastly, authorized and monetary issues
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The library is made potential by way of a grant from the Bradley Henry Barns & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Belief on the Foremost Road Group Basis.¬†To borrow library supplies or for extra details about Hartford HealthCare Middle for Wholesome Growing older, name¬†1.877.424.4641.
The Hartford HealthCare Middle for Wholesome Growing older, a not-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Companies, is a useful resource and evaluation middle designed to boost entry to companies and data associated to attaining optimum high quality of life for seniors and their caregivers.