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Preventing Brain Disease: Risk Factors and Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

This session highlights preventable risk factors associated with brain disease and stress the differences in signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in the Down Syndrome population compared to the general aging population.

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By Donna Barrett, Jennifer Hudak | 04/25/2023

Caregiving for an Aging Pet Owner

This infographic explores the challenges, benefits, opportunities, and concerns of caregivers caring for pet owners.

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By Jess Bibbo | 03/16/2023

Pet Ownership and Aging

This infographic explores the challenges, benefits, opportunities, and concerns of client pet ownership encountered by professionals.

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By Jess Bibbo | 03/16/2023

A Care Consultant checking in with a client to evaluate important caregiving needs and issues

Why Assessment is More Effective When It’s Conducted Over Time

Many people take the term “assessment” to be the first phase of a diagnostic or treatment program. But in the case of a comprehensive, long-term caregiver support program, assessment is actually much more effective when it’s treated as an ongoing process.  Through multiple clinical trials conducted with BRI Care Consultation, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s evidence-based care-coaching program, we've learned that it takes time to identify and uncover all the areas of need within a caregiving environment, and that many needs are missed when using a one-and-done assessment model.

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By Michelle Palmer | 01/17/2023

A caregiver helping her older loved one walk up the stairs

How the Care-Coaching Model Empowers Caregivers

Providing care for an older family member or friend isn’t something most people are prepared to do. Many individuals who find themselves in a family caregiver role weren’t expecting to take on such responsibility, and they often lack the time, knowledge or tools to do everything they feel they need to do. 

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By Michelle Palmer | 11/15/2022