Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. It is also the first year anniversary of the day our small team North of Boston launched the website, rest-stop-ranch.com. The initial intention of the site was to serve dementia caregivers. This group of 70+ million individuals worldwide, after four years of 24/7 dementia care, are at higher risk for heart disease, heart attacks, hospitalizations, chronic depression and anxiety, and death… due to the chronic stress of a dementia caregiving role.
Today we are proud to announce the launch a new free service on the rest-stop-ranch.com website, designed to provide additional support to caregivers and care-receivers. The “Me Moments Collection” is a podcast library of two-, five- and ten-minute relaxation breaks (including musical interludes) which users may select based on their specific needs (i.e. relax or revive, meditate while sitting or walking, restore on a park bench, on a sofa, in a recliner…)
The Me Moments Collection is available as a complimentary service to registered users of our website. There is no fee to register. Simply visit http://www.rest-stop-ranch.com/wp-admin/ and sign up. We will email you a password and instructions for how to access the library. (If you would like to preview some of our Me Moments episodes before you register, visit http://www.rest-stop-ranch.com/me-moments-sampler/ .)
ALSO NEW… Our recently published “Take Care of Yourself: Seven Sustainable Skills for the Long-Term Care Journey” journal and pocket guide is now available at the rest-stop-ranch.com gift shop, Rest.Stop.Shop. These print publications offer support and coping tips in the areas of intentional breathing, meditation, restorative postures, long-distance nutrition, 24/7 retreat strategies, art, music and movement therapies.
Please share these resources with friends and family members experiencing Alzheimer’s/Dementia and other long-term illnesses.
Mary E. MacDonald, M.A.
Founder, marymac missions LLC