Second Family Memory Care Center is NEPAโ€™s premier adult day care exclusively serving individuals with Alzheimerโ€™s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).
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Director Diane's Dementia Discussion

Volume #8

AUGUST 6 2021

"๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น."

Being a caregiver for an individual with Alzheimerโ€™s Disease or related dementia is challenging and demanding. Although self-care and asking for help are both problematic due to feelings of guilt and failure, they are vital for you and your loved one.

Self-care includes a healthy diet, exercise, ample sleep, leisure time, and lots of support. To get respite from your overwhelming caregiving duties, reach out to family, friends, home health agencies, and adult daycares. A great avenue of support is a caregiverโ€™s group in which you can share with peers who understand your struggles. Second Family MCC facilitates a caregiver support group on the third Tuesday of every month from 1-2PM at our Wilkes-Barre facility. Contact us for more information at 570-285-4320.

The Alzheimerโ€™s Association also has a confidential Helpline 24/7, 365 days a year staffed by specialists and masterโ€™s-level clinicians. Call toll-free any time day or night at 1-800-272-3900.

"๐‘†๐‘’๐‘™๐‘“-๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ โ„Ž. ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™"
~ ๐ธ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘›๐‘›


As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. I am here to help!

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