John V. Hobday
Media Department and
MINNEAPOLIS, MN—June 15th, 2008. HealthCare Interactive, Inc. (HCI) announces the release of the Savvy Caregiver DVD for family caregivers of someone with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. The Savvy Caregiver training is offered in a live, classroom format in six states, and is specifically recommended to state agencies by the U.S. Administration on Aging (www.aoa.gov). For the first time, this research-validated program is available on DVD to be viewed by families in the privacy of your own home. This is good news for anyone feeling the burdens of caring for their loved one with memory loss.
The Savvy Caregiver curriculum was originally developed by a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and has been shown in research to reduce caregiver distress (Hepburn et al., 2007). After realizing that a family member’s memory and other thinking skills are starting to decline, the information on this DVD is a long-awaited answer to the questions, “What’s happening to my loved one, and what do I do now?” The DVD is designed to teach families about the changes in behavior that occur when Alzheimer’s or dementia affects someone and specific strategies to reduce your own personal distress associated with the disease. The 4-DVD program is designed to be watched one session per week for four consecutive weeks.
The 4-DVD set is also subtitled in both English (for the hearing impaired) and Spanish (for Hispanic family caregivers in the U.S. and Latin America). Simply select the deired subtitle option from the Main Menu of the each DVD.
About HealthCare Interactive, Inc.
HealthCare Interactive, Inc. (HCI) is a Minnesota Corporation founded in 1997 committed to developing the most innovative set of dementia-related learning products available on the market today. To accomplish this, HCI has developed dementia-related training programs for families and professionals in conjunction with researchers from the University of Minnesota, Duke University, Emory University, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
HCI’s programs are unique, innovative, research-based, and research-validated. Each of the HCI’s programs has won wide acclaim from family members and professional caregivers alike. For more information please visit www.memorylossdvd.com.
For general company information about HCI, visit www.hcinteractive.com, or call 952-848-8091.