— By Aliya King When Susan Cota’s husband, Vic, 76, began to show signs of dementia, she knew he would need full-time care. Cota, 68, considers herself fortunate because her children and neighbors in Atlantic Highlands have always helped out so that she is not overwhelmed. But the adult-care center her husband attends two full days a week has also been a game changer. It gives Cota a much-needed break, time she spends attending a caregiver support group and a quilting …

— Despite the inclement weather outside, the Iowa State Capitol was turned into a sea of red vests and red hearts this morning as more than 60 AARP Iowa volunteer activists and a large coalition of healthcare advocates from across the state rallied for support of the 2019 Iowa CARE Act (SF 210/HF 340), a common-sense bill to help Iowa’s 317,000 family caregivers. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable) Act was passed earlier this month in the Senate Human Resources …

— AARP Maine, Alzheimer’s Assoc. Maine Chapter, MS Society and MCOA Celebrate Maine Family Caregivers Month   News Conference Calls for Legislative Leadership to Better Support Maine’s 178,000 Family Caregivers   AUGUSTA: On November 13th, representatives from AARP Maine, the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, the MS Society and the Maine Council on Aging hosted a news conference to celebrate the first-ever designation of November as Maine Family Caregivers Month. The news conference included State Representatives Patrick Corey (R-Windham), Margaret Craven (D-Lewiston) …

— Eugene, OR – No one denies it. Family caregiving can be tough – but there are plenty of tips and tools available to make this labor of love easier. On Friday, Oct. 26, AARP Oregon and the Alzheimer’s Association are offering a workshop with a twist: the ins and outs of “Family Caregiving for Tough Guys,” at Venue 252, 252 Lawrence Street in Eugene. “We are focusing on men who are caregivers because too often they try to be tough …

— More than 140,000 Georgians live with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and African Americans are at a greater risk of developing the condition. Learn more about how to support people with dementia and their caregivers at the workshop Understanding Dementia in the African American Community, cosponsored by SageNavigator and Faith Village Connections, on Saturday, Oct. 20. Occurring from 10 a.m. to noon at Light of the World Church International (1040 Willingham Drive in East Point), the event will …

— Did you know that on the eve of its 60th Anniversary, AARP announced a $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund to deepen our commitment to helping people living with dementia and family caregivers? You are invited to stop by the AARP Ohio booth at one of the below Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s to learn more about AARP in your community and AARP’s tools, information and support available for family caregivers. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause …

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— More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 17,000 South Dakotans. The debilitating disease takes a serious toll on patients, family caregivers and the health care system. AARP South Dakota is sponsoring all of the Walks to End Alzheimer’s across our state and encouraging members to participate, volunteer or donate to an event near them. While there is no fee to register, the Alzheimer’s Association asks participants to set a fundraising goal and provides easy-to-use tools to …

— Alzheimer’s Association presents Let’s Wash Up! The 2nd annual Prince William Area Dementia Caregivers Symposium Saturday, June 9, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. James J. McCoart Administration Building 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192 People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias slowly become less able to take care of themselves. Bathing is often the most difficult personal care activity that caregivers face. It’s normal to feel some frustration when best efforts to help are not working. Join AARP …

— ARE YOU CARING FOR AN OLDER ADULT OR LOVED ONE? Over one million Virginians are caring for older parents or loved ones, helping them to live independently at home. It’s a labor of love, to be sure. And a huge responsibility. AARP wants to help make this big responsibility a little easier. That’s why we have teamed up with Mount Vernon at Home and the Alzheimer’s Association® National Capital Area Chapter to present the Caregiver College.  Over the course of six …

— More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Being a caregiver for a loved one with memory problems is a journey that can sometimes seem overwhelming. AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association’s NYC Chapter are making sure you don’t go it alone by giving you the opportunity to get advice from legal and medical experts in a Spanish language educational session. If you would like more information about how to best care for your …