SUPPORT Mauricie / Center-du-Québec
L’Appui Center-du-Québec and l’Appui Mauricie are taking advantage of World Alzheimer’s Day, this Monday, September 21, to recall that behind each person affected, there are one or more caregivers. The constant support offered by these caregivers through this neurodegenerative disease deserves special attention. Without their presence, their benevolence and their dedication, the home support of several affected people would be impossible or at least would put them in a precarious situation.
Caring for a loved one can be demanding. Reconciling family, activities and work while being a caregiver is a daily challenge and caregivers sometimes have difficulty identifying the help they need. There are tools and services to help them. This is the case, for example, with support mapping. The purpose of this tool is to help caregivers identify people around them who are ready to help them, in addition to seeing how everyone can get involved. Putting everything on paper allows us to quickly and easily visualize its support network.
It should be noted that the pandemic can make it difficult to travel in person to help our loved one. Know that there are a multitude of technological tools allowing you to come into contact with people and be reassured about their physical conditions. These tools could be useful when our loved ones are not necessarily near us physically.
Resources at your fingertips
In Center-du-Québec and Mauricie, services are in place to support people directly or indirectly affected by Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, the Société Alzheimer du Center-du-Québec 1 866 364-3666 and Carpe Diem – Center de ressources Alzheimer 819 376-7063 are there to answer your concerns, your stress and your questions, no matter where. you live in one of the two territories.
Are you a caregiver or do you know someone who is going through this situation? You can also contact the Info-aidant service at 1 855 852-7784, visit lappuicdq.org or subscribe to l’Appuilettre for information, support and to find out about services near you.
The mission of L’Appui Maurice and l’Appui Center-du-Québec is to improve the quality of life of caregivers in the region. They work with community partners to develop training, information, psychosocial support and respite services for caregivers of seniors.