Caregiver Coalition Fallbrook Event: Caring for Yourself & Your Loved One

Are you providing care for a family member or friend? Are you concerned for the well being of a parent? Join other family caregivers at this FREE event.   Caring for Yourself And Your Loved One Friday, March 23, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall 1620 S Stagecoach Ln, Fallbrook, CA 92028 Free transportation …

Volunteers Needed to Drive Seniors to Medical Appointments

Foundation for Senior Care seeking volunteers for its Expanded Rides Program Fallbrook – January 24, 2017     The Foundation for Senior Care is seeking volunteers for its Expanded Rides Program which provides rides to seniors and disabled adults to medical appointments outside the Foundation’s Care Van service area of Fallbrook in the volunteers’ own vehicles. The Expanded Rides Program …

Dementia and Confusion

Dementia brings with it a number of sobering symptoms and effects, and one of the most difficult of all is confusion. As dementia progresses, the individual may have a difficult time remembering familiar people, places, and things. He or she may even begin forgetting their own home, or their closest loved ones. This is a challenging thing for caregivers to …

Preventing Holiday Stress

For those who are full-time dementia caregivers, the holiday season can be less than joyous. In fact, it can often be a season of frustration, stress, and anger. You may feel resentful that other family members aren’t doing as much as you to aid in care for an aging loved one; you may also feel like your duties force you …

Involve Your Loved One in Holiday Planning

During the holiday season, everyone wants to be included—and your loved ones who have Alzheimer’s and dementia are no exception. Thinking of ways to involve them in the holiday process can sometimes be difficult, but as a caregiver, there are things you can do to rope them into the festivities at every step of the way. In fact, one great …

Dementia Care and the Holidays

The holidays are a time when families get together for joyous celebration—but when your family includes someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, that can make the time spent together a little bit more stressful and challenging. This is not to say that the holidays season cannot still be delightful—but it may require some planning and recalibrated expectations on everyone’s part. …

Preparing to Become an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Learning that your aging parent has Alzheimer’s is difficult and emotional news to hear. You’ll undoubtedly have a number of questions about the disease and its prognosis, and about what you can expect from your parent’s daily behavior. You will also have to face tough questions about caregiving like whether or not you will provide day-to-day care or transition your …

Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

The onset of Alzheimer’s can bring a number of concerns—including practical concerns over safety. While individuals with Alzheimer’s can certainly remain in their home, certain precautions need to be taken to keep the home safe and secure. How exactly does dementia impact safety? There are several possibilities, just depending on the stage of the dementia: Dementia can impact judgment—i.e., forgetting …