Eldercare Resources
The Eldercare Resource Articles above are written to help you understand the need for and the process of planning for long term care.
There are four key steps to successful long term care planning.
1. Knowledge & Preparation
2. Proper Funding
3. Using Long Term Care Professionals
4.Creating a Personal Care Plan and Choosing a Care Coordinator
  Alzheimer's Association Utah Chapter

One of the most devastating effects of the demands of caregiving is depression. Nearly 20 percent of family caregivers suffer from some form of depression, and over 40 percent of caregivers of Alzheimer's patients suffer from mild to moderate stages of depression during and after extended periods of care. Stress, depression, and frustration are normal human responses and in no way mean that a caregiver is inadequate. Most caregivers pour their heart and soul into their task, and the emotional toll can sometimes be quite devastating. Caregivers who receive regular emotional support are much more able to handle difficult decisions, situations, and to help clarify the needs of the care recipient. Professional counseling may prove invaluable to maintaining high-quality care.

The professional counseling staff of the Alzheimer's Association is ready to serve every individual and family touched by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Care coordination, family communication, relationship challenges, explaining the disease to teens and children, understanding and properly responding to dementia behaviors, driving cessation, how to obtain a diagnosis and how to bring up the dreaded "A" word with the loved one in denial are all addressed through counseling.

Additionally, person-centered professional counseling is offered to early stage Alzheimer's individuals to help them make sense of their lives and their notions of self. All experiences of living with dementia are not entirely negative. Positive outcomes, finding one's spiritual core, and improving quality of life for the Alzheimer's patient and family are the goals of counseling for persons with dementia.

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Nick Zullo, MPA, MC, CPC
Alzheimer's Association Utah Chapter

855 East 4800 South, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

Phone #: 801-265-1944
Toll Free #: 800-272-3900

Email: nick.zullo@alz.org
Web: www.alz.org/utah/
Web: www.alz.org/carefinder

  Contact the Alzheimer's Association from anywhere in Utah by calling
800-272-3900 and ask for the brochure entitled, "Turn to Us."
 member of the UEPC

Member of the Salt Lake Advisory Board with the Utah Eldercare Planning Council.

 about me

I specialize in helping caregivers understand and respond to dementia behaviors. I offer a 6-week program to ease the caregiver's burden. Techniques and support offered in these sessions will brighten your mood and help chart a course to well-being. Our counseling center specializes in caregiver support and guidance, working directly with early stage Alzheimer's patients, and in working with ethnically, ratially and culturally diverse populations.

 about the NCPC

The National Care Planning Council is dedicated to helping families recognize the need for long term care planning and to helping implement that planning.

Integrity, honesty, and a genuine concern for those who are in need of (or may need) long term care are at the heart of our services.