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This is How Much Alzheimer's Care Could Cost You - Care2.com

This is How Much Alzheimer's Care Could Cost You - Care2.com | Caregiving | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals just how much Alzheimer's care could cost the typical family, and discovers why most people fail to plan for the future.
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Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month recognizes caregivers - Niagara Frontier Publications

November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month, a time to support the more than 5 million Americans who have it, as well as the many more millions of people who care for those with the disease.
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Professor's caregiver research featured in Journal of Health and Aging - Penn State News

Professor's caregiver research featured in Journal of Health and Aging - Penn State News | Caregiving | Scoop.it
A paper on caregivers of those with dementia by Steven H. Zarit, Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) in the College of Health and Human Development, has been published in the Journal of Health and Aging.
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More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers - WHBL Sheboygan

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More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers
WHBL Sheboygan
“This study reinforces the notion that caregivers need support and sometimes that support means sharing the care,” said an expert who was not involved in the study.
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National Alliance for Caregiving and Alzheimer's Foundation of America ... - PR Web (press release)

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National Alliance for Caregiving and Alzheimer's Foundation of America ...
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This Woman Took Caregiving To The Next Level -- And Helps Thousands - Huffington Post (blog)

This Woman Took Caregiving To The Next Level -- And Helps Thousands - Huffington Post (blog) | Caregiving | Scoop.it
This Woman Took Caregiving To The Next Level -- And Helps Thousands
Huffington Post (blog)
In 2012, PASSi and Ms.
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What Information Should a Family Caregiver Keep Track Of? - UnfrazzledCare (Bhageera Inc)

What Information Should a Family Caregiver Keep Track Of? - UnfrazzledCare (Bhageera Inc) | Caregiving | Scoop.it
List of 20 things a family caregiver should keep track of including financial, legal and health information.
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Great new app for family caregivers . . . check it out!

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Aging as a family team - How to support seniors as a partner in caregiving

Aging as a family team - How to support seniors as a partner in caregiving | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Watching a spouse decline physically and mentally is hard.  After years of perfecting a balance of give and take, division of tasks, and most importantly trust and friendship, a spouse may find it ...
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A good perspective on the need to speak up and team up - not wait until an accident happens or for someone else to handle things.

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Amy Goyer Wrote the Book AARP Caregiving and Family Expert | AARP

In this Video, Amy details all the advice and resources included in her latest eBook... Juggling Work and CareGiving. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/caregiving Related Links: ...
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Video covers helpful resource: Juggling Work & Caregiving, full of numerous checklists, websites, organizations and other resources.

 

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Caregivers experience virtual dementia - Orlando Sentinel

Caregivers experience virtual dementia - Orlando Sentinel | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Caregivers experience virtual dementia Orlando Sentinel Claudia Kalleson, who works in the company's technology department and whose grandmother has dementia, said "I understand what it feels like now, and how doing just the smallest thing feels...
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Sensitivity training is eye-opening experience for those working with Dementia patients

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Join Us for a Caregivers Create Video Circle - Linkis.com

Join Us for a Caregivers Create Video Circle - Linkis.com | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Our Caregivers Create Video Circle is half knitting circle, half caregiving support group. Join us! (Our first Caregivers Create Video Circle happens tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET.
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Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving National Summit scheduled for Oct. 25 - ReadMedia (press release)

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving National Summit scheduled for Oct. 25 - ReadMedia (press release) | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving National Summit scheduled for Oct.
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Caregivers for the Ill Need Care, Too - Huffington Post

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Caregivers for the Ill Need Care, Too
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Caregivers like Camille are a growing group.
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Prepare For Long-Term Care - North American Press Syndicate

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Prepare For Long-Term Care
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“Our new study confirms what we have heard firsthand from clients—that fulfilling caregiving obligations can take a serious economic and emotional toll on families,” said Sperka.
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Cost of family caregiving in U.S. estimated to be $522 billion a year, study says

Cost of family caregiving in U.S. estimated to be $522 billion a year, study says | Caregiving | Scoop.it
RAND study says informal elder care cost would be higher — $642 billion--if replaced by skilled nursing care
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Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care to People with Cognitive ... - AARP News

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Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care to People with Cognitive ...
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Family caregiving is difficult and stressful. Providing care and support to people with cognitive or behavioral health conditions is doubly challenging.
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Include Family Caregiving in the White House Working Families Initiative | Altarum Institute

Include Family Caregiving in the White House Working Families Initiative | Altarum Institute | Caregiving | Scoop.it
RT @DianeEMeier: Include Family #Caregiving in the White House Working Families Initiative #PALLIATIVE #GERIATRICS http://t.co/Tw4U1ndVNB
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How you can care for your elderly parents from a distance - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

How you can care for your elderly parents from a distance - Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Caregiving | Scoop.it

How you can care for your elderly parents from a distance
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Make the most of periodic visits to your parents' home, says Amy Goyer, AARP's family and caregiving expert.

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Caregiving = “an unexpected second career” for many 50+  . . . How you can provide care /support for an aging parent from afar. (Long-distance caregiving)

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Senate (Special Committee on) Aging Committee Hearing - Insurance News Net

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Senate (Special Committee on) Aging Committee Hearing
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In addition, many caregivers have to reduce their work hours or quit their jobs to care for a loved one.
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As Americans Age, Caregiving Challenges Increase

Yuma News Now breaking local and regional news for Arizona (What are the challenges of #Caregiving for #Seniors?
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Stopping fluids at the end of life: a dilemma not just for Kasem's family - Business Insider

Stopping fluids at the end of life: a dilemma not just for Kasem's family
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Marschke said the medical utility of a feeding tube is one of the most emotionally-laden issues among caregivers.
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FCA's updated 'Advanced Illness' fact sheets, can help caregivers and families prepare for, decide on, and accept the inevitable end-of-life issues: http://bit.ly/1lDGLaN

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NJ caregivers for sick and elderly relatives seek more hospital support, poll says - The Star-Ledger

NJ caregivers for sick and elderly relatives seek more hospital support, poll says - The Star-Ledger | Caregiving | Scoop.it
NJ caregivers for sick and elderly relatives seek more hospital support, poll says The Star-Ledger The Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act would create a standardized way for all hospitals to prepare unpaid family caregivers for their...
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A good direction!: Standardizing how hospitals prepare unpaid family caregivers for post-discharge responsibilities, and lessening re-admission rates.

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Weekly Digest: Living in the Sandwich Generation and Tips on Successful Caregiving | www.LTCOptions.com

Weekly Digest: Living in the Sandwich Generation and Tips on Successful Caregiving | www.LTCOptions.com | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Are you a member of the sandwich generation? If so, this round-up of the best blog post this week will help you address the challenges you’re facing.
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Caring for their own family members creates unique burdens, benefits for geriatric healthcare professionals, study finds

Caring for their own family members creates unique burdens, benefits for geriatric healthcare professionals, study finds | Caregiving | Scoop.it
Healthcare professionals who work with seniors experience complex and at times distressing effects when they also are caregivers for aging family members, according to a recently published study. The research was described as the first of its kind.
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Caregiving Across State Lines - AARP News (blog)

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Caregiving Across State Lines
AARP News (blog)
The distance made Lynn's caregiving responsibilities even more difficult, and she decided to move her brother to Wyoming.
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Useful information for our Long-Distance caregivers . . .

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