R.A.I.N. Launched the 1st Alzheimer’s Caregiver Walk with Centenarian Founder, Beatrice Castiglia Catullo, at Orchard Beach, Bronx, New York
The statistics of Alzheimer’s and related Dementia’s are staggering, 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, indeed, Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed as reported by the Alzheimer’s Association. Caregivers are impacted by this and are often forgotten in their plight in the care provided to loved ones.
R.A.I.N. will provide culturally relevant Support Groups in the community that will offer caregivers the opportunity to not only share their own stories, but also, to listen to the stories of other individuals undergoing similar situations and learn more about the disease process.
“While avoiding isolation and probable depression, group participants can learn from others’ experience to then be able to adjust and deal with their own reality. In a comfortable environment, free of judgment and criticism, caregivers will be able to speak up about their personal situation. Information on resources will also be shared with all Caregivers, and help them navigate this complex health environment,” said Dr. Torres, President and CEO of R.A.I.N. TOTAL CARE, Inc.
For more information or if you would like a presentation in your community, please email Luis Montalvo, MSW at: LMontalvo@RainInc.org or call: 347-346-9676.