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At the bottom of this page, you will find three buttons and a running display of news and posts from the JCA newsfeed and blogs. Visit the JCA blog “Information for the Sandwich Generation” for news you can use about aging, resources, and staying active and connected. The Kensington Clubs blog shares news about Kensington Club activities, dementia care, caregiver support, and community events. As always, you can filter and search for topics of interest in our complete newsfeed, News & Events.

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Sensory Gardens’ Health Benefits for 50+ Adults

June 11, 2024

By Sandi Schwartz, AARP Sensory Garden Ideas to Stimulate Your Senses and Delight Your Soul Taking time to stop and smell the roses offers health benefits for 50+ adults When our senses are not functioning properly, it can make life more difficult and put us at risk, such as when being unable to hear on …

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The Heartbreak and Hazards of Alzheimer’s Caregiving

June 11, 2024

by Dasha Kiper for Scientific American and the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative The vast majority of caregivers know full well that their spouses or parents are ill with Alzheimer’s, yet they still behave in ways they know are counterproductive: arguing, blaming, insisting on reality, and taking symptoms personally. Reasonableness is hardly our brain’s first priority. The …

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Caregiver Training: Wandering

June 10, 2024

from the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program This training video is from the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program Training series on Wandering (for those approaching or in the middle stages of dementia).  It’s a perfect topic to revisit during National Safety Month. Not every person who has dementia will wander but nearly everyone living …

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