Organization provides help for caregivers

Oct 13, 2015 7:24 PM by Mega Sugianto

Tuesday afternoon, about a dozen people came to learn more about dementia at Passages. For many, they were caregivers to their mother, wife, or friend.

Passages is an organization which provides information and services to older adults and family caregivers.

“People don’t have strokes and plan ahead or have Alzheimer’s and plan ahead,” said Nancy Khanchandani, a supervisor at Passages.

Khanchandani said the resource center is available to help people who have questions.

One person is Katherine Chapa who is visiting her mother in Chico. Chapa said her 70-year-old mother is showing signs of dementia and needs help.

“Reasoning just makes it worse and so I’m realizing I need help to deal with it so I can really help her,” said Chapa.

Khanchandani said the goal is to help caregivers understand what is going on, give them options on what to do, and plan for the future.

There are many programs within Passages, you can find more information here.


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