This year, Adult Day Services week is observed September 15-21.
This special week has been celebrated annually since it was proclaimed on September 27, 1983, by former President Ronald Reagan. The third complete week of September is set aside to raise awareness of the availability and accessibility of adult day programs nationwide.
An example of how life is enhanced for family caregivers is evidenced by research published by Dr. Steven Zarit: Recent Research Demonstrates Impact of Adult Day Services on Care Provider Wellness demonstrating that family care providers showed lower stress levels on days when their family members attended adult day services. The study is also one of the first to demonstrate that interventions to lower stress on caregivers, such as the use of adult day care services, have an effect on the body’s biological responses to stress. We know that caregivers are at increased risk of illness, because of the long hours of care they provide and the high levels of stress. These findings suggest that use of adult day care services may protect caregivers against the harmful effects of stress associated with giving care to someone with dementia.
This post is from the following source: https://www.nadsa.org/nationaladultdayservicesweek/