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For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
The need for family caregivers continues to rise in Colorado, as the state grapples with an aging population and persistent health care staff shortages.
Participants nominate caregivers to receive a Visa gift card worth $500 to help a caregiver receive a good or service. Nominations will be considered from a written article, up to 250 words, submitted electronically via a OneDrive form.
As temperatures rise, extreme heat can have a significant impact on everyone’s safety, but these conditions can be especially stressful and confusing for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, join the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness of this devastating disease. You can start by learning and sharing 10 Ways to Love your Brain.
Depression. Thoughts of suicide. Job loss. The unpaid role of being a family caregiver for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia comes with many risks and challenges, but it is one that increasing numbers of people are taking on as our population ages.
Please join other caregivers to learn about beneficial community resources, service providers, and approaches to caregiving from experts in the field. As in all things, knowledge is power when it comes to caregiving. If you have questions about caregiving this is the place to be! Sign up today to Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get In Touch
The population of community-dwelling people with dementia is growing in the United States. About 5.8 million Americans – roughly 10% of all adults aged 65 years or older – are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Thank you for your interest in the Dementia Conversation Webinar scheduled for 2/9/23 at 10 AM MNT, you may find the following handouts beneficial.
More than 6.5 million people across the United States, including 76,000 Coloradans, are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the only major disease without a prevention or cure. Sadly, half of those with the disease never receive a diagnosis, preventing needed care and potentially putting these individuals and others at increased risk.
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