For many families, the end of August signals the end of summer vacations, back to school and back to ‘work’until the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.
Nearly 7 million Latinos, or one in five in the United States, provide unpaid care to an aging or older loved one. Many Latino family caregivers see care giving responsibilities simply as something family members do for one another, and they do not seek outside help.
Colorado ranks No. 8 in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands.
Every 60 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops dementia. As adult children reunite with their aging parents during the holidays, they often notice worrying signs that their elders’ memories are failing.
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