The hours are long and irregular, the demands are psychologically and physically tiring, and the pay is nonexistent. But most people who hold this job don't even acknowledge the fact that they're working.
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Agency of Alaska continues efforts to bring attention to issues relating to the care of those with Alzheimer's Disease or related disorders.
News in brief from around the state.
This month, family members or friends caring for someone with memory loss or dementia will have a rare opportunity to attend the Savvy Caregiver training series. A nationally acclaimed program, Savvy Caregiver gives an in-depth understanding of memory loss and the disease process, teaches practical skills that can be used every day, and gives caregivers a sense of competence needed when caring for someone with dementia. It also helps reduce the stress and adverse effects associated with caregiving and improves the quality of life for both the caregiver and their loved one.
Former Juneau resident Vivian Stoddard Laurie died Feb. 14, 2009, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. She was 93.
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