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Participating in Dementia Clinical Trials and Research Studies as a Caregiver

As a dementia caregiver, you’ve most likely seen references to research studies, surveys and clinical trials when researching your loved one’s condition. Whether it’s the World Health Organization’s statistic that 55 million people around the world have dementia or the suggestion that exercise and a healthy diet can lower the risk of developing dementia, most of what we know about the disease comes from rigorous research.

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By Julie Hayes | 11/15/2021

Family caregivers are a part of the backbone of care in the United States.

What the RAISE Family Caregivers Act Means for Caregivers

Too often while providing care to our loved ones, we may find ourselves lacking things like services, respite options, financial security, workplace security and education to address the challenges we face every day. To try to address this shortcoming, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, & Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act was signed into law in January of 2018 to come up with a national family caregiving plan.

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By Sarah Nicolay | 11/15/2021

A professional caregiver talking with an older adult

Recognizing the Challenges of Multiple-Duty Caregivers

November is National Caregiving Month. We respectfully take time to honor our professional caregivers. We also recognize our equally important unpaid caregivers. Especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we pay tribute to these frontline workers. But what about those people who are double—or even triple—duty caregivers?

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By Lisa Weitzman | 11/15/2021

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Tips for Communicating with Health Care Professionals as a Caregiver

Caregivers for older adults often find themselves needing to play a key role as a communicator and decision-maker during their loved one’s health appointments. However, this role can often be challenging, especially when we are unfamiliar with medical terms, or feel like we shouldn’t burden health care professionals with questions they’ve probably answered a hundred times before.

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By Julie Hayes | 11/15/2021

Mental Health 101: Helping Your Loved One Face Changes in Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and other behavioral health symptoms can make life difficult for anybody, but especially for older adults whose behavioral changes are often dismissed as normal aging. Despite what many say, getting the “blues” is not a not a normal part of aging. This webinar will provide an overview of two common mental health concerns: depression and anxiety. In addition to learning what to look for, and when someone may need extra support, we will look at what we can do to support your older loved ones who may be experiencing a mental health concern and what resources are available.

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By Kerstin Yoder | 11/04/2021