Caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia can be challenging. Caregivers face challenges like feelings of isolation from the community. For many caregivers, the unpredictable nature of their loved one can make going out in the public very intimidating.
Families and caregivers fear that their loved one might get lost in public or act in an inappropriate way.
In a recent survey conducted among an overwhelming number of family caregivers said that they leave their home less frequently with their loved one and have a reduced quality of life.
The number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to grow to a staggering 75.6 million by 2030, according to the World Alzheimer's Association.
Most businesses that deal with the public will be serving people with Alzheimer's and their families. Local businesses should start working to build Alzheimer's friendly communities to better serve their customers with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Home Instead Senior Care will provide free training to local businesses, through the Alzheimer's-Friendly Business Program. Employees will be trained with the information they need to welcome families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's.