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Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Now an iPhone App and Book
By Randi Rubin

The new Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Daily Companion App and Confidence to Care book are essential tools to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to become more confident in their ability to understand, manage and even help alleviate dementia-related behavioral symptoms that a loved one may be prone to exhibit. The Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Daily Companion is an iOS mobile app available in the app store for download at no cost. It offers immediate advice with close to 500 searchable tips and practical solutions to help deal with behaviors and situations related to Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Features include:

  • 25 topic categories containing close to 500 searchable pieces of advice from experts and other caregivers
  • "Ask a Question" submission form if a family caregiver can't find the answer they are looking for
  • Functionality to share advice from their own experience for the benefit of other caregivers
  • A built-in rating system for users to provide feedback on each tip so caregivers benefit from others' insight and evaluation of the advice
  • 24-hour caregiving assistance available via a toll-free phone number or email submission
  • Access to free Alzheimer's and other dementias caregiver resources and training materials
  • Ability to access all of the solutions and tips without Internet connectivity

A Companion to Confidence to Care, this app serves as an on-the-go companion piece to the book Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home. The book combines personal stories with the same practical tips available through the app to help family caregivers confidently deal with the most common issues associated with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

It focuses on both memory and behavior symptoms that family caregivers often need help with, including their loved one's resistance to common personal care activities. Each of the chapters offers plenty of care approaches and prevention tips, and begins with a relevant and moving real-life family caregiver stories.

The book can be purchased at Amazon.com. All profits from this book will be donated to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation and designated for dementia-related organizations and causes.

For additional resources, visit www.HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com. Home Instead Senior Care, an in-home care provider, has local offices serving seniors in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland and Washington Counties. For more information, call 1-866-996-1087 or visit www.homeinstead.com/greaterpittsburgh.

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