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Alzheimer’s New Jersey 2022 Fundraising Walks
Pt. Pleasant Beach, Saturday, September 24th
Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, Saturday, October 15th
Bergen Community College, Paramus, Sunday, October 23rd
Music may help caregivers connect with their loved ones in wonderful ways – especially for those who are experiencing communication difficulty. Evidence is increasing that music which is enjoyable to the listener can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, even into the later stages. Music-related actvities may improve mood and stimulate associated memories, cognition, and conversational ability. It has also been shown to reduce anxiety, agitation, and depressive symptoms.
It is very easy to lose sight of your own physical and emotional needs when you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. Ignoring your own needs and health can lead to emotional burnout and even serious physical problems. Don’t let this happen to you:
If you commit yourself to good self-care, you will be able to take better care of your loved one, and avoid more serious symptoms for yourself.
There are great resources out there such as support groups, caregiver trainings, adult day care, overnight respite, financial aid, in-home care, and other resources that can greatly help you on your journey as a caregiver. Call Alzheimer’s New Jersey® today to find out what is available in your area.