Archive for January 2014

Working Family Caregivers Needed to Try Online Tool

Are you caring for a family member while also working? If so, trying to manage your family member’s care might feel pretty overwhelming. Here’s an opportunity to advance research in caregiving while also benefiting from an online care management tool that can help you stay organized. Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is looking for volunteers... Read more »

Three Cheers for Record Increase in Alzheimer’s Funding

Finally, there’s something to cheer about in the government’s budget! Last week, President Obama signed into law the largest increase in Alzheimer’s funding in history, which will be implemented in Fiscal Year 2014. A record $122 million increase will go toward research, support, and services for those with Alzheimer’s and their families. Before you start... Read more »

Caregiving During a Power Outage: Three Key Resources

As I sit here in our warm little house, feeling grateful for the working furnace, I can’t help but worry about those who may have experienced a power outage during this extreme weather. Among the most vulnerable to dangerous effects of power loss are those who require the help of caregivers in order to meet... Read more »