Innovative Day Care Helps Families with Caregiving

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.

202Person with dementia makes greeting cards for sale in dementia village - PBS Newshour Video

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:

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