A new US-based initiative promises to help transform the way end of life care for sufferers of Alzheimer’s Disease may be treated in the future, helping to improve the quality of life for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other conditions as they approach the end of their lives.
Palliative care is an important area of care but it can often be expensive to train professionals suitably qualified in this area, especially if they are caring for patients suffering from neurological conditions. Such conditions can require more time and resources, stretching budgets and time for care providers.
HealthCare Interactive, a US-based provider of interactive training solutions, has worked with the Alzheimer’s Association in the United States to help improve this area. It launched its CARES training program at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Management and Leadership conference yesterday in Washington D.C. The new program uses a video-based approach, delivered through the web, to help provide the necessary strategies needed to help caregivers (including relatives) care for those dying from Alzheimer’s and other conditions.