This is a LIVING site. It will be growing and changing for the better as we raise money. Right now it is a work in progress. So far the site has been developed by a non-website developer. Part of the plan is to make it very accessible and easy to navigate. Please send an email if you have any advice.
Deeper Dive About Being in the Moment
This site is an a branch of In the Moment. In the Moment has existed as an LLC and Sole Proprietorship for the past 20 years so we thought the next logical step is as a non profit, which it is now. In the Moment is waiting for it's 501c3 status as you read this.
Being in the Moment is bering created after a need that Karen Stobbe felt as she has been a caregiver for both of her parents who have/had Alzheimer's disease. Also, as she and Sonya Barsness were researching for the Hand in Hand Training Program for CMS that they co-developed together, they saw no person-centered video training for families. And if there was it was strictly talking to the camera or there was a fee. 70% of the persons living with dementia are in their own homes or their family's home. 70%! That is a lot.
There have been several studies that have concluded in delayed nursing home admission for care recipients when caregivers receive significant improvements in caregiver knowledge. They have also found that a skills and coping training intervention with family caregivers of persons living with dementia improved the caregivers’ quality of life. There was no research if it improved the quality of life for the care recipient
Teaching caregivers how to manage specific patient problems can improve the caregiver’s well-being. For example, not being able to sleep at night is a serious problem for caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease, as the caregivers become fatigued and exhausted, which can have an adverse effect on both the physical and emotional health of the caregiver. Teaching them how to improve their family members’ nighttime insomnia through daily walks and exposure to light can improve sleep time for both the caregiver and care recipient.
This, website, Being in the Moment will feature interventions to help families. We see the outcome being that persons living with dementia will be able to stay home longer and caregivers will have less stress.
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This website is dedicated to Manfred & Virginia Stobbe, and all who are living with dementia and their families.