Mobile Resource Library Tabs

Filters

Search

Asset Publisher

Resources

Please enter a date in the format M M / d d / y y y y

News from Washington: Budget Proposals and their Impact on Older Adults and Caregivers

The webinar will discuss developments in Washington DC regarding the Biden Administration’s 2022 budget proposal for Older Americans Act programs, block grants, and other aging programs and services. In addition, we will highlight areas of impact for older adults and their family and friend caregivers nationally and statewide.

Watch

By Bob Blancato, Meredith Ponder Whitmire, Orion Bell | 07/01/2021

My Mother's Caregiver: Treading Water

Writer and photographer Mark A. Lee joins us yet again for a guest blog, highlighting challenges caregiving for his mother during the COVID-19 pandemic and excerpting his upcoming book on his past experiences caregiving for his father, "Raising Dad"

Read More

By Mark A. Lee | 06/15/2021

An older doctor talking with their doctor

5 Tips to Prepare for a Conversation with Your Doctor About Dementia

Suspecting that you are suffering from memory loss can feel terrifying. When there’s a chance the answer to your symptoms may be “dementia,” it may seem tempting to avoid even asking the question. However, a missed or delayed opportunity to diagnosis dementia can have long-term consequences. Though confronting the possibility of dementia can be hard, an early diagnosis can make preparing for the future easier both on you and your loved one.

Read More

By Julie Hayes | 06/15/2021

A SHARE family discussing division of care tasks using the SHARE app

Five Social and Emotional Benefits of an Early Dementia Diagnosis

Early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia is a sticky subject. According to a recent study, nearly 90 percent of Americans said that if they were exhibiting confusion and memory loss, they would want to know if they had Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, over half of the people aged 45 and older with subjective cognitive decline indicated they had not talked with a healthcare provider about their questions and concerns. 

Read More

By Michelle Palmer | 06/15/2021

A tired working caregiver massaging their forehead

Has Work Become Your Respite? The Reality of Working Caregivers

In 2019, approximately 73 percent of employees are responsible for some type of caregiving, and one in six workers are caregivers for an older adult. This role is fulfilled not just by middle-aged Americans: 6.2 million millennials make up 24 percent of unpaid caregivers, and one study shows that 14 percent of them have left the paid workforce completely, unable to balance work and caregiving responsibilities.

Read More

By Lisa Weitzman | 06/15/2021