Michael J. Costigan knows firsthand what individuals with dementia and the families that love them deal with when trying to provide comfort and care throughout the difficult process. It was his own experience caring for a loved one with a common form of the degenerative disease which inspired him to open his ComForcare location in Burlington, New Jersey nearly a decade ago.
“I helped care for my grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease, so I saw firsthand how ill-prepared people are when it comes to dealing with the issue,” says Costigan. “Together with my wife, I felt that we had a good perspective on the issue from a family caregiver standpoint and, more important ly, I felt that we could provide better service than what the others were providing.”
On Tuesday, October 21st, Costigan will be hosting ComForcare’s free DementiaWise seminar at the Cherry Hill, NJ Public Library at 6 PM for family caregivers assisting those with dementia. Inspired by his own experience caring for his grandmother, Costigan hopes that the seminar will remove the veil of fear and ignorance which surrounds the range of symptoms that make up dementia. “Working with those who have dementia has really emphasized how simply being more knowledgeable about the subject makes it easier to provide quality care.”
Headlined by Dr. Deborah Bier, Director of Special Populations for ComForcare Senior Services, the DementiaWise seminar will provide helpful tips including how to recognize early signs of dementia to best practices for dealing with dementia’s various common side-effects. If you are interested in attending this seminar, register at http://www.dementiawise.com/.
Past DementiaWise informational videos can be viewed at the DementiaWise Showcase.
To read about future webinars by Dr. Bier and to register for upcoming topics: