November is National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. These observances help raise awareness about the challenges of caregiving for families, especially Alzheimer’s caregiving, as well as increase support for and educate caregivers and their communities. The current COVID-19 pandemic has also presented new realities and stresses. According to the Centers for … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and the Family Caregiver
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC When a parent or spouse can no longer do what they did yesterday, it becomes another transition for the primary caregiver and for the extended family. These transitions catch us off guard and an overwhelming sense of loss and grief is experienced by the primary care provider. They often … Continue reading Caring for the Caregiver: Emotional Support After a Loved One’s Dementia Diagnosis
Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention By Nicole Amico Kane, MSW, LICSW, CMC Photo Credit: National Council on Aging To those of us who work with older adults, it comes as no surprise that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults 65 and older.1 Each year, more than one in … Continue reading Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The Aging Life Care Association® will be featuring articles that raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and the ways Aging Life Care Professionals® can support clients and families affected. by Amy Natt, MS, CMC, CSA According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, an estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with … Continue reading Be Proactive: 12 Tips to Reduce Falls for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease
In the Aging Life Care Association’s newest White Paper, “Agency or Independent: Considerations in Hiring”, ALCA member Bunni Dybnis examines the legal and financial questions one should examine before deciding to hire caregivers for the home. Below is an excerpt from the beginning of the White Paper; to read and download the entire document, please … Continue reading What’s Important to Consider Before Hiring In-Home Caregivers
How Aging Life Care Professionals Can Aid Families with Difficult Decisions: Dorian Maples discusses the ways Aging Life Care Professionals help caregivers, such as adult children, make difficult care decisions. Ms. Maples also discusses the value that the Aging Life Care Association brings to its members.