Author: JCA

10 Early Warning Signs of Dementia You Shouldn’t Ignore

KC Blog / By JCA / June 2, 2023

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by Patrick J. Kiger, AARP How to spot early indicators that your loved one may have Alzheimer’s or dementia​ It’s not unusual to have occasional trouble finding the right word or remembering where you put things. But persistent difficulty with memory, cognition and ability to perform everyday tasks might be signs of something more serious. …

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Alzheimer’s Association Summer 2023 Virtual Programs

KC Blog / By JCA / May 24, 2023

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The Alzheimer’s Association is offering three virtual programs this summer. Co-sponsored by JCA, each program will consist of a presentation followed by participant sharing. An ongoing care partner support group will be offered to participants. For more information, contact Colleen Kemp, 301-255-4203 Virtual programs for summer 2023: Effective Communication Strategies | Tuesday, June 13 | …

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Book Review: Travelers to Unimaginable Lands

KC Blog / By JCA / May 22, 2023

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Review for Tablet Magazine by Norman Doidge Travelers to Unimaginable Lands: Stories of Dementia, the Caregiver, and the Human Brain A new book examines the complex relationship between the mind of someone with dementia and the mind of the person caring for them Travelers to Unimaginable Lands is that rarity: true biblio-therapy. Lucid, mature, wise, …

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Marylanders Online Offers Technology Helpline

Blog / By JCA / May 17, 2023

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Marylanders Online is an initiative through the University of Maryland Extension (UME) and College of Information Studies (INFO) with state funding that aims to bridge the digital divide throughout the state of Maryland. Marylanders Online Call Center is available to provide FREE one-on-one tech support to all Maryland residents and bring digital equity to Maryland. …

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May ’23 Senior Resources Guide: Aging Myths Debunked

Blog / By JCA / May 16, 2023

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The National Institute of Aging in Bethesda, Maryland is running a campaign called 10 Myths About Aging. In this Senior Resources Guide, written by the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, we will take an in-depth look at these myths and why they don’t necessarily occur just because you reach a certain age. …

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Study Launches for Online Tool Advising Dementia Care Partners

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / May 11, 2023

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The WeCareAdvisor is a research study funded by the National Institute on Aging. The study is evaluating whether the use of an online tool (the WeCareAdvisor) can provide caregivers with helpful strategies to manage dementia-related behavioral and psychological symptoms that, in turn, reduce stress and enhance confidence. The WeCareAdvisor walks caregivers through an easy-to-use step-by-step …

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Understanding the End of the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency

Blog / By JCA / May 11, 2023

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from the blog of Howard Gleckman, Immediate Past President of JCA President Biden’s announcement that the Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE) will end on May 11 will have a significant impact on older adults. Some changes will be immediate, and others won’t occur for nearly two years. Some may improve care for older adults, and …

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Alzheimer’s Rally for Access

KC Blog / By JCA / May 10, 2023

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From the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement: Last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made the unprecedented decision to deny Medicare coverage of all current FDA-approved treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, and any future treatments in this class. This coverage determination was the first time ever that CMS chose to not have Medicare cover an …

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8th Annual Journey to Hope for Alzheimer’s Care Partners

KC Blog / By JCA / April 21, 2023

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Are you caring for a family member or friend who has Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia? Feeling uneasy, underinformed or overwhelmed? Has the pandemic made things a bit more challenging? Let these professionals help! Hear from three speakers at the 8th Annual Journey to Hope – DC Virtual Conference for Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners Saturday, …

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The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Older Adults

Blog, News / By JCA / April 11, 2023

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This blog post references an article from 2022 about financial scams. Since then, undoubtedly, new scams have popped up. It is best to be suspicious of any email you receive from an unrecognized source. Hover your cursor over the “from” field to reveal the full address of the sender. If it does not match the …

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