Clinical, News, Skilled Nursing Facility

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month. More than 5 million Americans develop Alzheimer’s, but the number of people affected—family, friends, caregivers—is even greater. November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Family Caregivers Month; the perfect time to recognize those affected.

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and dementia face special challenges. During the month of November, the Alzheimer’s Association share their new and best resources, plus ways you can help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and honor millions of caregivers. Local Alzheimer’s Association chapters schedule thousands of education, support and fundraising programs nationwide. Click here to find a local event.

HCPro offers several dementia care resources, including:

Caring for the Dementia Resident: Ensuring Regulatory-Compliant Care by Frosini Rubertino, RN, BSN, C-NE, CDONA/LTC.

Author Rubertino also wrote a series of handbooks aimed at providing specific guidance to each dementia care staff member, including: dietary, activities, social services, nursing, and therapy. Click here to find out more about this useful resource.