Columbia group hosts webinar for World Alzheimer's Day

3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:53:00 AM CDT September 21, 2017 in News
By: Claire Kopsky, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Home Instead Senior Care in Columbia is set to host a day of education: Alzheimer's Learning Day.

In addition to raising awareness about Alzheimer's, Home Instead Senior Care will also offer two webinars for professionals and community members to learn from and take part in.

Co-owner owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Columbia, Debbie Critchfield, said, “Right now one in 10 people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia. So, learning more about it, learning how to help people with it, learning how to interact and support people who are dealing with this whether it’s their family members or not is a huge thing community members can do to help people feel more comfortable being out and about if they have Alzheimer’s or helping a family member.”

September is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. With about 46 million older Americans over the age of 65, the disease is affecting nearly 5.4 million. 

Home Instead Senior Care is an national organization that’s been in operation since 1994. They have grown to more than 700 offices around the world in more than 17 countries. 

Critchfield and her husband are co-owners of the franchise in Columbia. In 1998, they both left their careers in physical therapy to open the center in Columbia. 

With more than 77 paid care givers and eight staff members, Home Instead Senior Care currently serve 84 clients in Columbia. The center offers  companionship and home helper services ranging from monitoring diets and eating to assisting with walking to playing games to preparing meals to caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease.

One retired woman who has been a caregiver for over a year for several clients said, “You just don't realize how much they will touch your heart."

Critchfield said both webinars on Sept. 21st are helpful to everyone. The one from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will be more helpful to community members. The one from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. focuses on professionals. Alzheimer’s experts from across the country will speak and answer questions during the webinars.

Critchfield said the webinars are “really an opportunity for us to increase awareness for the community about Alzheimer’s and to ask questions.”

She said her hope is “for people to educate themselves more, become more aware of how they can support their friends and family members that are dealing with this disease or that may be dealing with the disease in the future.” 

Log on to Home Instead Senior Care's Alzheimer's website to take part in a webinar and learn more about Alzheimer’s disease.

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