March 8th, 2018 is International Women’s Day!
Today is a day to honor and support the courage of the women in your life and acknowledge the cultural, social, economic, and political achievements of women. In an effort to forge positive visibility for women, we have accumulated some important statistics on women and Alzheimer’s. According to The Alzheimer’s Association, approximately two-thirds of caregivers were women, and over one-third of caregivers were daughters in the U.S. On average, female caregivers spent more hours than men caregiving, ultimately leading to increased stress for female caregivers.
Nutrition and Alzheimer’s/Dementia
A balanced diet is important to keep your body strong and healthy. For a person with Alzheimer’s Disease or another type of dementia, nutrition is just as important, if not more so. Poor nutrition may increase behavior symptoms or cause unwanted weight loss in a person living with Alzheimer’s.
Be sure to provide a variety of foods, such as vegetables, fruits, grains, low fat dairy products and lean protein. Limit foods with high saturated fats and cholesterol, for example butter, solid shortening, lard and fatty meats. Cut down on refined sugar (substitute a piece of fruit), and limit caffeine. If weight loss is a problem, add items such as Carnation Instant Breakfast made with whole milk. Add a little chocolate syrup for a great milkshake!
DINE & DRIVE FOR DEMENTIA
Fri, July 13th
Proceeds will be used to provide training, support, and education for those who are caring for persons living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Wed, June 13
10:45AM & 5:30PM
Join us for our Monthly Caregivers Support Group. The morning session occurs at 10:45 AM at the Broyles Foundation Office, 3810 N Front Street, Suite #3 Fayetteville, AR 72703. There is also an evening session that occurs at 5:30 PM at Morningside of Fayetteville, 4461 N Crossover Road Fayetteville, AR 72703
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Tue, June 19
Join us for our Monthly Caregivers Support Group. The group meets at 10:45 AM at the Fellowship Bible Church of NWA, 1501 W Pleasant Grove Rogers, AR 72756