News & Events

Welcome to the JCA News and Events page. Here you will find all news updates as well as post from the general blog and the KC (Kensington Clubs) Blog. Use the search function on the right side of the page to find news and posts about any particular category or key term that interests you.

Why Volunteering as an Older Adult Elevates Both Individuals and Nonprofits

Blog / By JCA / April 19, 2024

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By Philip Bendheim, director of the International Board of Overseers at Yad Sarah Know Their Value In one day, Chava David, 80, can experience a range of emotions as she volunteers in the Shaare Zedek Medical Center branch of Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest medical nonprofit. In one moment, she finds herself crying with the distressed …

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UTIs and Sudden Behavior Changes

KC Blog / By JCA / April 16, 2024

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by R. Clinton for the Alzheimer’s Association Blog Sudden Change in Behavior? Urinary Tract Infection Could Be the Cause UTIs, or urinary tract infections, can cause changes in people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. As a care consultant with the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline, I often speak to people about possible urinary tract …

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Agitation And Anxiety In Alzheimer’s

KC Blog / By JCA / April 4, 2024

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UCLA Caregiver Training Video: Agitation and anxiety create resistance in people with Alzheimer’s and frustration for their caregivers. Learn techniques to solve and resolve these difficult moments.

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Dementia Conversations: Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial

KC Blog / By JCA / April 3, 2024

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When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis …

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Free Checklists, Frequently Asked Questions & Guides

Uncategorized / By JCA / April 3, 2024

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from our partners at Buried in Work Navigating estate organization and the tasks before and after a loved one’s passing can be overwhelming. These checklists and guides simplify these responsibilities, ensuring peace of mind during difficult times. >>View the guides listed below Checklists Estate Preparation 101 Checklist What to Do Before Someone Dies What to …

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Alzheimer’s Caregiving: Changes in Communication Skills

KC Blog / By JCA / April 2, 2024

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from NIH National Institute on Aging Communication is hard for people with Alzheimer’s disease because they have trouble remembering things. They may struggle to find words or forget what they want to say. You may feel impatient and wish they could just say what they want, but they can’t. The person with Alzheimer’s may have problems with: …

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Caregiver Self-Care: Why You Should Create a Caregiver Bill of Rights

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / April 2, 2024

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by Susan Stiles for NCOA A first and very important step in self-care is to establish your own Caregiver Bill of Rights. You’ve gotten the checklist from your care recipient’s health care team on how to care for them. Now, it’s time to put down on paper how you want to care for yourself and …

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ethical Wills

Blog / By JCA / March 27, 2024

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from our partner, Buried In Work While you’re likely familiar with the concept of a Last Will & Testament for handling one’s affairs after passing, there’s a lesser-known, yet equally impactful counterpart that doesn’t deal with material assets. Enter the world of ethical wills – a concept that may not be in your current life …

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Ageism in Health Care

Blog / By JCA / March 25, 2024

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by Ashley Milne-Tyte for NPR Ageism in healthcare is more common than you might think, and it can harm people Researchers and geriatricians say that instances of ageism – discrimination based on a person’s age – are surprisingly common in health care settings. It can lead to both overtreatment and undertreatment of older adults, says …

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How to Gain Guardianship for a Parent with Alzheimer’s

KC Blog / By JCA / March 25, 2024

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by Mary Ann Roberto of Always Home Connected Caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging, especially as the disease progresses and their ability to make decisions for themselves diminishes. In such cases, gaining guardianship can provide you with the legal authority to make important decisions on their behalf. This article will guide …

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