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Free web conference on home Alzheimer's care by NDPA

According to the Alzheimer's Association, nearly 11 million Americans are providing care for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia without assistance. The non-profit National Private Duty Association (NPDA) has announced that it will host a family caregiver education web conference titled "Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's at Home" on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. EST. The free live and interactive web conference will provide families with advice on steps to help them provide the necessary care. "November is recognized as National Family Caregivers Month," said Sheila McMackin, president of NPDA. "NPDA is hosting this valuable event to raise awareness of family caregiver issues during this important month. Our goal is to provide education to families dealing with the special needs of Alzheimer's patients. Keeping someone with Alzheimer's at home can be challenging, but very positive. Our experts will provide insight and education to support caregivers facing this situation." The web conference topics will address issues relating to patient assessment, care plans, caregiver education, safety and other care issues related specifically to Alzheimer's patients and the disease itself. Pre-registration for the event is required. Sign up by visiting the registration link at www.privatedutyhomecare.org. The NPDA is the first and only association in the country dedicated exclusively to private pay home care providers. The NPDA, a non-profit organization, currently represents more than 1,100 home care agencies in forty-four states and Puerto Rico.

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