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Guest Opinion: Meeting the challenge of the caregiving revolution

The second-largest population cohort in our country are baby boomers. Turning age 65 at the rate of about 10,000 a day, this generation is transitioning into life’s third stage, and it is expected that by 2030 (just around the corner) every boomer will be 65 or older.

What is revolutionary is that this generation is […]

Alzheimer’s caregivers workshop October 18 in El Dorado

Alzheimer’s Arkansas invites caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to participate in a workshop on Friday, October 18 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in El Dorado.

The “Hope for the Future” workshop provides education, tools, training, and support to family and professional caregivers to help improve their skills regarding Alzheimer’s disease and its […]

Support is all important for those who have Alzheimer’s and their families: Caitlin Merz

This is a powerful statement, and a sentiment that the Alzheimer’s Association strives to share with families seeking support, especially families whose loved one has been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

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Alzheimer’s Bill Signed Into Law

I am one of the nearly 1 million Illinois residents who are directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. My mother died of Alzheimer’s in 2014, in a care facility we had to wait 6 months to admit her to. My story is not unlike others, as there are countless families who face […]

Alzheimer’s group offers help

Wonderful Wednesdays is a program created to provide Alzheimer’s caregivers a respite from the demanding task of caring for an afflicted love one.

“I’ve dedicated more than a decade of my life to senior living,” said Aubry Gregory, President of the Board, Alzheimer’s Coalition of Henderson County, “so I know what spouses, families, and friends […]

Alzheimer’s Q&A: What are some mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease that puzzle researchers?

Despite intensive, worldwide research efforts for more than three decades to better understand Alzheimer’s disease, there are still numerous mysteries surrounding the condition.

Dr. John Morris, a professor of neurology and director of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Dr. Dennis Selkoe, co-director of the […]

‘Eventually I knew she was no longer safe alone’: how do we care for family with dementia?

She grips my hand and tows me behind her around the small courtyard garden, past the pretend bus stop and the red phone box with no dialling tone, down an alleyway of gravel that leads to a wooden gate. “Here,” she says. “It may be locked.”

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Cashing in on dementia patients: drugmaker to pay $116 million in fraud settlement

The Department of Justice announced the settlement with Avanir Pharmaceuticals on Thursday, four years after these whistleblowers alerted the federal government that they believed the company was paying kickbacks to doctors and illegally marketing its main drug, Nuedexta — particularly in nursing homes. Each of these three whistleblowers will receive a portion of the millions […]

Caregivers of Those With Dementia Learn Positive Psychology at JCC

On Sunday, September 16, the Wolff Care Giver Center, part of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, presented a program at the Kaplan Jewish Community Center in Tenafly for caregivers of loved ones with dementia, with the title: “But Who’s Taking Care of You?”

If you wonder why a caregiver needs to be taken care of, […]

Finding joy in enriching the lives of those with dementia

Meet Jael Weinberg, a creative arts therapist who works with people who have Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. One of her co-workers describes Weinberg as an “old soul” who feels art can create widespread social change.

What do you do? I am the life enrichment director and a therapist at Callahan House in Shoreline, one […]