Looking for Local Alzheimer’s Support? From Support Groups to Activity Ideas

Local Home Care Provider Provides a Place for Families in Honor of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Online PR News – 20-November-2010 – – Cincinnati, OH – November 19, 2010 -- Do you know someone affected by Alzheimer’s Disease? Most do. Every November, the world unites to honor and recognize the growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s Disease with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Home Care by Black Stone, a leading Cincinnati home care agency, is pleased to announce its special resource section, specifically compiled for local families to connect, locate support and take advantage of available resources.

Filled with assessment information, resource websites and local support group connections, Home Care by Black Stone has carefully compiled items it believes will help residents take action. Cincinnati resources can be found at www.blackstonehc.com/AlzheimersResources.php.

“We care for people with Alzheimer's and we see how difficult it can be for families to connect and find support when it comes to this debilitating disease. We want to help. Through our local contacts we have compiled various resources needed to help families understand how they can assist loved ones with Alzheimer's. We must help bring awareness and raise advocacy for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Our caregivers see the emotional strain on families with loved ones suffering from this disease and the heartbreak caused by watching the decline of a once vibrant and active person,” commented David Tramontana, CEO of Home Care by Black Stone.

Some examples of the information found on the Home Care by Black Stone Alzheimer’s Resource website include:
• Activity ideas for people with Alzheimer’s
• Cincinnati Support Groups
• Assessment tests families can conduct at home

It’s no secret that Alzheimer’s disease is an increasing epidemic – in fact, it currently affects an estimated 35 million people worldwide, and that number is projected to double every 20 years. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that every 70 seconds someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s. According the World Alzheimer’s Report, “If dementia were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy and by 2030, worldwide societal costs will increase by 85%.”

“It is our hope that this November we can help connect some of our Cincinnati residents with the resources they might be looking for. It is a small way we can help the community we serve,” continued Tramontana.

Home Care by Black Stone also supports the local Memory Walk by fundraising and walking each year. Dubbed the “Black Stone Steppers,” you can find more information about this year’s walk here: http://www.alz.org/cincinnati/in_my_community_memorywalk.asp.

To access the Cincinnati resources website, please visit www.blackstonehc.com/AlzheimersResources.php.

About the Black Stone Family of Care Services
Since 1996, the Black Stone Family of Care Services has been serving any in-home care need of the frail elderly and disabled through a variety of funding sources and programs. In fact, Black Stone is the leading provider of non-medical services in Southwest Ohio. Black Stone provides families with the peace of mind that comes from expert and compassionate care in the comfort of home. Services provided range from non-medical to nursing and include meal preparation, grocery shopping, respite and personal care, medication reminders, OT, PT, and geriatric care management. With reliable and knowledgeable caregivers who have been extensively screened, the Black Stone Family of Care Services can provide care to fit any need at any time. For more information, visit www.blackstonehc.com or call (513) 891-1127.

Contact :
Black Stone Family of Care Services
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 891-1127