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My Mother's Caregiver: Treading Water

Writer and photographer Mark A. Lee joins us yet again for a guest blog, highlighting challenges caregiving for his mother during the COVID-19 pandemic and excerpting his upcoming book on his past experiences caregiving for his father, "Raising Dad"

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By Mark A. Lee | 06/15/2021

5 Tips to Prepare for a Conversation with Your Doctor About Dementia

Suspecting that you are suffering from memory loss can feel terrifying. When there’s a chance the answer to your symptoms may be “dementia,” it may seem tempting to avoid even asking the question. However, a missed or delayed opportunity to diagnosis dementia can have long-term consequences. Though confronting the possibility of dementia can be hard, an early diagnosis can make preparing for the future easier both on you and your loved one.

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By Julie Hayes | 06/15/2021

Five Social and Emotional Benefits of an Early Dementia Diagnosis

Early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia is a sticky subject. According to a recent study, nearly 90 percent of Americans said that if they were exhibiting confusion and memory loss, they would want to know if they had Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, over half of the people aged 45 and older with subjective cognitive decline indicated they had not talked with a healthcare provider about their questions and concerns. 

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By Michelle Palmer | 06/15/2021

Has Work Become Your Respite? The Reality of Working Caregivers

In 2019, approximately 73 percent of employees are responsible for some type of caregiving, and one in six workers are caregivers for an older adult. This role is fulfilled not just by middle-aged Americans: 6.2 million millennials make up 24 percent of unpaid caregivers, and one study shows that 14 percent of them have left the paid workforce completely, unable to balance work and caregiving responsibilities.

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By Lisa Weitzman | 06/15/2021

Challenges of Aging for the LGBTQ Community

Discrimination of LGBTQ older adults and caregivers in the health care system has only recently begun to receive attention. Many health care practitioners are challenged to respond to the specialized needs and services for this community. This webinar will discuss the unique needs of the LGBTQ aging population and identify ways caregivers and professionals can better help this community.

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By Tamar Cooper and Doug Braun | 06/11/2021