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Welcome to CareNotes. In this special section we will feature a reader's letter and provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange that will help find some answers and possible solutions to concerns. If you wish to respond to this letter, simple follow the link provided at the end of the letter and add your comments and thoughts to our CareNotes Board.

This Week's Carenote - 5/27/14


What are the requirements for a relative to become a caregiver? I'm trying to assist my mother with information on how she can become my grandmotherís caregiver (non-paid/paid). My grandmother is 86 years old and has the beginning stages of Alzheimer's. My mother (56) noticed that she missed a number of days taking her medicine. I have an aunt that stays with her, but she isnít much help. My family resides in west central Georgia. I would appreciate any advice you can offer.


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Shared by: Bette

You might want to start out with one of those large plastic pill holders, with the days of the week, and times on it, have someone come by once a week to put her meds in, and see how she does with that. Contact the Area Agency on Aging on your grandmother's county, to get her an assessment. They may be able to get an automatic dispenser for her (with an alarm), and have a Medicare nurse stop in once a week to put her meds inside.

Shared by: Ada Brown
Albany, GA

You can start by contacting West Central Georgia Area Agency on Aging @ 706-649-7491

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