Caregiver Highlight: Meet Joan

Donate Today! My name is Joan and my dad has vascular dementia as a result of surviving sudden cardiac arrest in 2010. My mom took on the burden of caring for my dad for many years and it began to take a toll on her health. As time progressed, it became increasingly challenging to care for him. But, there was a bright spot. Throughout our journey, CaringKind was there for us. They listened patiently, connected us to helpful resources, and provided useful information so that we could better care for my dad. They also assisted in getting him accepted into an adult daycare program. This provided [...]

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Bill Gates’ Alzheimer’s Funding: A Missed Opportunity

Originally posted on Huffington Post. Support Our Cause Bill Gates’ recent $50 million investment in dementia research is certainly cause for optimism. His interest in the disease, inspired by a personal connection to Alzheimer’s and his extraordinary commitment to doing good, will hopefully elevate Alzheimer’s to a higher place in the public’s consciousness, and perhaps even inspire other philanthropists to follow suit. Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s is a public imperative of the highest order. But, in solely focusing on medical research, Mr. Gates has missed an opportunity to make an enormou [...]

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CaringKind's Jed Levine Leads #ElderCareChat on Need for Caregiver Support

Jed A. Levine, Executive Vice President and Director of Programs at CaringKind, stressed the importance of support for Alzheimer’s family caregivers during the Nov. 15 #ElderCareChat, a highly regarded forum for those who are passionate about the well-being of seniors. Levine was the expert guest panelist for the hour-long #ElderCareChat, which outlined the challenges faced by family members who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and identified ways for these caregivers to reach out for help and support. The chat pointed out the unique issues that Alzheimer’s caregivers must confron [...]

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Technology and Caregiving

Learn how technology can support reminiscence, medication management, safety, and other concerns related to dementia care such as ways to enhance communication and health tracking. Speakers: Leda Rosenthal & Hannah Buser, Alz You Need With live demonstrations from: Memory Lane GreyMatters App Safe Wander, Balance: Alzheimer’s Caregiving. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please call our 24-hour Helpline at 646-744-2900 to reserve a space. All meetings are free of charge and subject to change. [...]

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