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Alzheimer’s Study Focuses on Black Seniors

KC Blog, News, Uncategorized / By JCA / February 2, 2023

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Researchers Seek to Prevent Alzheimer’s from The Beacon by Margaret Foster While some scientists are working on medications to treat memory loss, other researchers are looking for ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease entirely. Now a global study is under way to track the brains of healthy older adults who don’t yet have memory loss. Called …

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Dementia Care and Caregiving Research Summit

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / January 30, 2023

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Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities to Improve the Care, Services, and Support of Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers The 2023 Dementia Care and Caregiving Research Summit will build on progress of the previous Summits to review research progress, highlight innovative and promising research, and identify remaining unmet research needs with input from the research …

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Participate in NIH Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

KC Blog / By JCA / January 24, 2023

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By volunteering for a clinical study or clinical trial, you can become a partner in helping researchers discover new ways to potentially diagnose, treat, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Anyone 18 or older can participate, including people with dementia or memory problems, healthy volunteers, caregivers, and family members. Interested in volunteering for research …

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Roadmap for Heirs – Gathering Financial Documentation

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 24, 2023

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by Sally Pessin, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor The Most Important Thing You Can Do in the New Year that Doesn’t Involve Physical Exercise A little over a year ago, my 88-year old father took a very bad fall, and spent two months being shuttled back and forth between the hospital and rehab before he passed …

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Little-Known AirPods Feature Can Help Those with Impaired Hearing

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 12, 2023

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In 2018, Apple made Live Listen, a feature of iOS that lets iPhones and iPads transmit audio from their microphones directly to compatible hearing aids, work with regular AirPods. Could Live Listen help someone with severe hearing loss? A young man was pleased to learn that yes, AirPods were very successful in facilitating conversation with his …

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Seminar: Medicare Fraud and Abuse

KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 4, 2023

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Medicare Fraud and Abuse January 25, 2023 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Medicare Fraud and Abuse Join us at Ring House for an in-person seminar. Enjoy coffee, snacks and an engaging conversation featuring Rafael Espinoza, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Director. Espinoza served in the healthcare industry for 30 years. He specialized in Medicare and …

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Building Your Circle of Care – Webinar for Caregivers

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / December 28, 2022

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Surviving dementia care is harder than outsiders realize. Your loved one will receive care, but what about the time before care is required? Preparing for and building your circle of support and assistance are critical for your health. During this webinar, we will discuss how to build that circle for yourself or others. Featuring Guest …

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See Me at the Smithsonian this Winter

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / December 28, 2022

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See Me at the Smithsonian is pleased to announce the following dementia-friendly program dates in January and February: Wednesday, January 4th at 2:00p ET with Access Smithsonian Wednesday, January 18th at 2:00p ET with the National Museum of American History Wednesday, February 1st at 2:00p ET with the National Portrait Gallery Wednesday, February 15th at 2:00p …

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Family Caregiving Pointers Added to HelpLine Resources Page

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / December 5, 2022

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with content from Innerbody’s Resources for Family Caregivers, by Katie Kottemann, MA, PhD The Senior HelpLine resources page continues to gather web-based advice and assistance to serve older adults and their caregivers in our community. The latest addition is a guide for family caregivers. A family caregiver takes care of an aging, ill, or disabled …

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AARP Webinar: Stay Safe from Common Scams

KC Blog, News / By JCA / December 2, 2022

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Fraud cases have skyrocketed over the last few years and scammer tactics continue to evolve, making it increasingly challenging, yet crucial to keep up. Our free watch anytime webinars provide you with information and tips to help spot, avoid, and report common scams, as well as resources to help if you’ve experienced fraud. We’ll explore …

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