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 …

Seniors and Self Neglect

Our Care Advocacy program often runs into cases of seniors and self neglect. The sad thing is that we are not typically the first people to spot it. Indeed, many neighbors, landlords, and service providers are often aware that the senior is in distress, but just don’t know what to do. Here’s the link to Adult Protective Services and information …

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 …

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 …

Depression and Dementia

Wrestling with the effects of dementia is challenging, taxing on both the body and the mind. One way in which dementia impacts overall health is through the symptoms of depression. While not everyone with dementia experiences depression, many do. In fact, studies show that more than 40 percent of those with dementia struggle with significant depression. It goes without saying …