Durham, NC, November 12, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Half of all Americans know someone who has Alzheimer's disease. For one third of us, that person is a family member. The growing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease among seniors is an increasing national concern, particularly now as we sit on the cusp of an unprecedented demographic shift. The first of the Baby Boomers turn 65 in January and 20 percent of the population will be seniors within the next two decades.
As scientists desperately search for a cure for Alzheimer's, families are experimenting with new prevention techniques in the comfort of their elderly loved one's home.
For National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, Senior Helpers, a leading national in-home senior care provider accredited as an Alzheimer's Association Early Detection Alliance (AEDA) Champion, is helping these families with innovative in-home programs to help seniors exercise their bodies and minds to stave off Alzheimer's.
"One of the most important things we do is to educate seniors and their families," says Peter Ross, founder and CEO of Senior Helpers. "There is no cure in sight for Alzheimer's, but research has proven time and time again that exercise for the body and mind are two of the best ways to prevent the onset and progression of the disease. We have some great activities and programs in place to help seniors work their muscles and their brains on a daily basis so they can stay healthy and sharp."
Senior Helpers' New Alzheimer's Prevention Programs:
"When a loved one develops Alzheimer's, it affects the whole family," Ross says. "Caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients can be difficult physically and emotionally. Sometimes families need help from a trained, certified professional caregiver. This is especially important for people who can't see their elderly loved ones on a regular basis or for those who live far away."
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*The "Brainy Day Activity Program" is a product of HippoCampus Headquarters utilized by Senior Helpers **Life Bio Journal is a product of LifeBio.com utilized by Senior Helpers *** Source: Alzheimer's Association
Senior Helpers connects professional caregivers with seniors who wish to live at home as opposed to a nursing or assisted living facility. The company has 300 franchises in 42 states and one in Canada offering a wide range of personal and companion care services to assist seniors living independently with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families. Senior Helpers strives to be the leading companion and personal care provider that offers dependable, consistent and affordable home care.