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. provides services for caregivers that include monthly Educational Seminars and Wellness Sessions in the community. The educational seminars focuses on providing caregivers the tools which will enhance their knowledge of the disease and empower caregivers to make the necessary changes that will affect their well being and quality of life.
The wellness sessions consist of simple techniques of Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation and Jazzercise. Fitting these activities into your life can help reduce everyday stress, boost your energy and mood, and improve your mental and physical health
"Participation in Wellness experiences help reduce the isolation that a caregiver can experience in navigating the care of their loved one. We tend to go into advocacy mode, and can easily forget the impact that this has on our emotional, intellectual and physical dimensions. I am truly grateful of this grant sponsored by the New York State Department of Health,” 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 call Marcia Henne, Program Manager, at: 347-346-9676 Ext. 316