Family caregivers have options as they juggle jobs with quality care for people with Alzheimer’s.
View this nine-minute video excerpt (of the full nearly half-hour episode) from PBS NewsHour Weekend about Jacki Dwyer-Taylor, whose daughter, Kimberly King found a quality caregiving option for her mom. Town Square, a 1950s designed 9,000 square-foot village serves as an adult day center, where people with dementia thrive through purposeful activities at a salon, diner, barber shop, park, game room, and more. For example, Ms. Dwyer makes greeting cards on display at the gift shop.
From the PBS site:
Millions of senior citizens in America are living with dementia, with the heavy burden of caregiving often left to family members. But a new adult day care center for those with dementia, called Town Square, may serve as a model for helping families cope with the costs and stresses that can come along with caregiving. Special correspondent Karla Murthy reports from San Diego.
Link to the full episode here: https://www.pbs.org/video/february-23-2020-pbs-newshour-weekend-full-episode-1582497960/