Posts tagged "figures"

Results from the 2013 State of Illinois Alzheimer’s Disease Plan Survey

Have you ever wondered what the heck Illinois is doing to meet the needs of families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease? If so, you may find the results from this survey interesting. Administered by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Illinois Chapter, it reveals that Illinois is indeed doing something about Alzheimer’s through the array of programs and... Read more »

When It Comes to Long-Term Care Planning, We’re in Denial

As my husband and I readied ourselves for a 3-mile run this morning, we talked about summer goals. Replace the fence. Get that humongous dog we’ve been talking about for two years. Look into long-term care insurance. Did that last goal surprise you? It sounds really boring and tedious compared to the other two, doesn’t... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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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NPR Captures Complex Issues of Caregiving in “Family Matters”

I’ve said before in this blog that caregivers are the real experts regarding caregiving – not me. Caregivers are the only ones who can describe what anthropologists call the “lived experience” of caring for a family member or similar loved one, and they’re the only ones who can really paint for us the many complex... Read more »

Caregiver Motivation: Affection or Sense of Duty?

I can’t help but read every report that comes across my virtual desk regarding caregiving. Intellectual pleasure accounts for a lot of this habit, but a sense of professional obligation weighs in heavily too (you are free to call me a nerd now). That’s why I spent this morning reading Dementia: A Public Health Priority,... Read more »

Caregiver Facts and Figures: A Bittersweet Reality

Almost eight years at the Alzheimer’s Association – five at the Utah Chapter and close to three at the National Office right here in Chicago – left equally enduring imprints on my mind and heart. The mental imprint is analytical, bridging science and people in the shape of a fervent belief that a cure is... Read more »
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