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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Awareness and Fire & Safety Tips

KC Blog / By JCA / February 19, 2024

From the African American Health Program Attend one of these empowering events focused on Alzheimer’s & Dementia Awareness and Fire & Safety Tips. The collaboration between AAHP Aging Subcommittee and Montgomery County Fire & Safety aims to boost safety skills and offer support to families and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Refreshments will be …

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8 Ways to Deal With False Dementia Accusations

KC Blog / By JCA / February 16, 2024

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by Connie Chow for DailyCaring Seniors with dementia might make terrible accusations “You stole my wallet and all my money!” “You’re keeping me prisoner in my house!” “You’re trying to poison me!” Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia commonly accuse the people closest to them of theft, mistreatment, or other terrible things. While cases of true abuse do exist, …

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Webinar: Understanding, Connecting, and Creating Moments of Joy

KC Blog / By JCA / February 16, 2024

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Webinar announcement from CaringMatters Join CaringMatters for an important webinar to learn about Alzheimer’s and dementia, free resources from the Alzheimer’s Association and guidance on how to compassionately connect with people experiencing cognitive change.Long-time CaringMatters volunteer, Carolyn Schick, will share insights from her 23-year journey as a caregiver for her parents and how a special …

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Ask for a Cognitive Evaluation at Your Next Annual Visit

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / February 13, 2024

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by Cassidy Doyle and Britney Veal for NCOA Are you interested in having your cognition assessed? You are not alone—AARP found that over half of US adults have indicated wanting a baseline cognitive screening, but many have never requested one. Below are some resources to help you get started on requesting a cognitive screening at your …

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More Men Are Taking Care of Their Aging Parents

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / January 9, 2024

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More Men Are Taking Care of Their Aging Parents. The Learning Curve Is Steep. by Clare Ansberry for the Wall Street Journal More sons are stepping in to care for parents. An estimated 18.7 million men cared for adults, up from 16 million in 2015, according to a 2020 report by AARP and the National …

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Safety and Planning is a Snap! with Sally Pessin

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / January 9, 2024

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Getting Perspective – Permission to Spend More! By Sally Pessin, Esq., CRPC® I have a handful of high-net-worth financial planning clients who are unnecessarily scared to spend their money. Most came from little means before making their fortunes. Like me, they grew up with parents, who despite having had resources had a depression-era mentality. Till …

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Treating Hearing Loss Decreases Risk of Early Death and Dementia

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / January 8, 2024

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by Madeline Holcombe for CNN Your health resolutions for the new year may need to include getting checked for hearing aids. Wearing hearing aids if you need them may help protect you from early death, according to a new study published in The Lancet Healthy Longevity journal. “What we found was that there was a 24% …

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Guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / January 4, 2024

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Dementia-related illnesses impact the mind and affect virtually every aspect of a person’s life, including making many facets of daily living more difficult. Most residences are not built with the needs of an individual living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related illnesses in mind. However, almost every part of a residence can impact quality of …

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Reframing Care: Mindfulness + Art at The Phillips Collection

KC Blog / By JCA / December 19, 2023

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Reframing Care: Mindfulness + Art at The Phillips Collection offers resources, support, and artful engagement for care partners and their loved ones living with memory loss. This Art + Wellness series is designed to support care partners of loved ones living with dementia. Every other month, we will gather around the table with food and …

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Reducing financial abuse of older adults

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / December 8, 2023

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by Trina Walton for the Beacon Financial crime against older Americans is a growing problem. Victims of fraud who are 80 and older lose an average of $39,200 every year. People living with dementia are at an especially high risk of becoming victims. As their memory and other thinking skills decline, people with dementia may …

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