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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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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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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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Investing – One Size Does Not Fit All

KC Blog / By JCA / March 30, 2023

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One Size Does Not Fit All April 2023 by Sally Pessin, Esq., CRPC A 65-year old client said to me, “My Aunt Lily said I should take my million dollar inheritance and invest it in real estate.”  I asked the client if he knew what investing in real estate involved. Having just bought his first …

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Johns Hopkins Sleep-Memory Study

KC Blog, News / By JCA / March 30, 2023

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by Margaret Foster from The Beacon Sleep and memory loss have a chicken-and-egg relationship. People with early Alzheimer’s disease tend to have trouble sleeping, and lack of sleep may contribute to memory loss. If you have memory lapses and also have a hard time sleeping, there’s a study at Johns Hopkins that could help. Known …

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Screening & Panel Discussion of “Spark”

KC Blog / By JCA / March 9, 2023

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A Special Screening & Panel Discussion of Spark Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00PM “You’re only given a little spark of madness—you mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams Watermark Communities is proud to partner with Insight Memory Care to bring this 45-minute educational documentary to our members and the broader community. SPARK is …

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Free Virtual Class: Tap Into Stress Relief

KC Blog / By JCA / March 6, 2023

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Stress Relieve Technique for Over 60 Free Virtual Tap Into Stress Relief event from Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving After 60 program Thursday, March 9, from 10:00am – 11:00am. How does Tapping Work? The basic technique requires you to focus on the negative emotion at hand: a fear or anxiety, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, or anything that’s bothering you. While …

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