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Welcome to the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
November is National Caregivers Month

We Honor Alzheimer's Caregivers During National Caregivers Month

November may be best known as the month that hosts Thanksgiving, a time that calls us each to show our appreciation  for what  - and who - we have. It is appropriate, then, that November is also National Family Caregivers Month, the time of year when we make special efforts to  call on others to show appreciation for those who provide care for people suffering from Alzheimer’s or other related forms of dementia.
 
Family members, friends, residential care employees, medical care employees, and volunteers can all play an important role in the care of Alzheimer’s patients. Caregiving requires hard work and patience, and calls for an unconditional commitment to loved ones to make sure that they receive the care that they need. We want to show our appreciation and gratitude for all of the hard work that caregivers do by saying  thank you! Your efforts do not go unnoticed. And we’re here to help when you need it.    
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10 Ways to Support the Caregivers You Know

~ Provide assistance in getting them connected with a support group.
~ Send flowers or a holiday card.
~ Give them some free time off, if possible, to alleviate stress.
~ Encourage them to connect with the Caregivers Message Board Forum or Blog.
~ Volunteer to take care of a household chore for the Caregiver.
~ Provide them with training or informational resources.
~ Provide respite care services to give the Caregiver some time to relax.
~ Make a donation in honor of the Caregiver.
~ Help them employ relaxation techniques.
~ Help them manage financial or legal matters related to care.


 

 


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