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When Family Caregivers Need Help, Too

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / October 3, 2022

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from the Beacon, by Ana Prager Hart In the United States, families are the primary source of support for older adults and people with disabilities. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), more than 65 million people — 29% of Americans — provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or …

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NIH Offers Tips on Fall Prevention

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Preventing Falls at Home: Room by Room Many falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. There are many changes you can make to your home that will help prevent falls and better ensure your safety. If you’re concerned about falling, set …

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AARP Resources for Caregivers and their Families

KC Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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AARP presents information for those either just beginning their caregiving journey or veteran caregivers looking for more tools and resources online. Everything from home safety tips to financial advice are available. Connect with other caregivers from all walks of life to share personal experiences. View the resource page.

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Montgomery County Events from Senior Planet – Check the Listing!

KC Blog / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Check back periodically for events in Montgomery Count from AARP Senior Planet. There are many activities to choose from. View the listing.

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New Online Tool Will Help Older Adults Find Transportation Providers

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Montgomery County recently launched a new online tool to help older adults find volunteer ride providers to help them get where they need to go, when they need to get there. The online tool uses GIS mapping to connect an address with organizations, such as nonprofit groups and senior villages, who provide volunteer rides for such things …

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Webinar: Setting Limits in Dementia Caregiving

KC Blog / By Beri Kravitz / September 16, 2022

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Setting Limits in Dementia Caregiving: Avoiding and Preventing Martyr Syndrome Do you decline when others ask how they can help out with your loved one who has dementia? Do you feel like you are the only one who can take care of your loved one the “right way?” This program will help you determine if …

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Webinar: Realities of Dementia

KC Blog / By Beri Kravitz / September 14, 2022

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This program is designed to help families and friends deal with caring for a loved one with dementia. Facilitators will provide a new understanding of the multilevel dynamics at play when a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia comes into play. We will discuss real life situations, actions, and reactions of all involved as …

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Respite Coordination from the ARC Montgomery County

Blog, KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 13, 2022

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If you reside in Montgomery County and are an unpaid, primary caregiver for a frail senior citizen, living in the same household, you may apply for respite coordination from The Arc Montgomery County. A respite program can provide short-term relief for a few hours, a day, a weekend, or sometimes longer. However, respite care is not a substitute for …

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Positive Aging Community Interactive Discussions

KC Blog / By JCA / September 1, 2022

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Join the Positive Aging Community for Virtual Live and Interactive Discussions on Aging in September! Check it out and register! Find programs on grandparenting, dementia, challenging transitions, reverse mortgages and more.

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Alzheimer’s Association: Too Much TV Time May Harm Your Brain

KC Blog / By JCA / September 1, 2022

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by Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter Older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what type of screen they use, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among older British adults, those who spent a lot of time watching TV were more likely …

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