GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Families caring for aging loved ones, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, rely on REACH or Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health for vital support and training.

REACH is a proven approach used by trained caregiver consultants to teach families how to reduce stress, solve problems and manage difficult behaviors associated with people with memory loss. Caregivers can feel confident in the care they provide while improving their own ability to cope.

Lisa Brown, with Lyngblomsten Community Services talked about REACH’s goals. Lyngblomsten is a Christian non-profit organization that serves older adults and their families through healthcare, housing, and community-based services.

The non-profit has three trained consultants and has been providing REACH program services in the community for two years.

For more information on the REACH program or other aging-related topics, call the Minnesota Board on Aging's Senior Linkage Line. Experts will answer your questions weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The toll free number 1 (800) 333-2433.