Archive for June 2012

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Caregivers

Is it a coincidence that the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was announced on what happens to be the hottest day of the year? Perhaps, but I choose to see the steamy outdoor conditions as a portent to the fiery battles that are sure to ensue now that the ACA has... Read more »

Working Mothers Caring for Those with Dementia: A Startling Report

We know there are more women than men with dementia, namely because women live longer and dementia is more likely to occur in older people. But do we think enough about the fact that the majority of dementia caregivers are also women? Let’s take it a step further. Among women caregivers, do we realize that... Read more »

New Adult Day Care Service in Gurnee Shows Creativity in Eldercare

Before I burst forth with excitement about the new adult day care service in Gurnee, I should offer a disclaimer: I attend the church I’m about to mention. It provides me with a caring, supportive environment to celebrate and strengthen my faith and to explore who I am truly meant to become. In this way,... Read more »
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Share Your Opinion on the Stigma of Dementia with Alzheimer’s Disease International

Calling all caregivers and persons with dementia! Have you ever felt stigmatized because you or your loved one has dementia? Do you feel that your family is treated with respect, dignity, and acceptance in the context of your loved one’s disease? Do you have adequate opportunities to access the resources you need to provide dementia... Read more »

Advance Directives: Pathways to Peace for Caregivers

A few weeks ago, I shared with you the important lesson my grandma taught me about dementia. Today, my mind turns to my other grandmother – my mother’s mother – who died eight years ago today from complications of a massive stroke. Grandmother was in her favorite room when the stroke occurred like a bolt... Read more »

How Much Will Elder Care Cost? A Useful Tool for Caregivers

If you are a fan of “all-things-numbers,” this post is for you. If you tingle at the sight of a spreadsheet, you may want to view this in a private room. You see, the MetLife 2011 Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs has been released, and it is chock-full of data about the cost of... Read more »
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