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Difficult But Crucial Conversations

Do you find yourself asking the following questions? Why is it so difficult for my spouse or my parent to make a decision? Is this a part of normal aging or could it be something else? What if I do not agree with the decision that my family member has made? Lauri Scharf, Care Consultant/Master Trainer at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, discussed these topics as well as about the best practices for making decisions in order to help an older loved one remain independent for as long as possible.

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By Lauri Scharf | 11/05/2020

Helping a Loved One Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment

October 7 virtual program for caregivers from Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.

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By Cynthia Walker | 10/16/2020

What to Know for Medicare Open Enrollment

Every year, Medicare’s Open Enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. As a caregiver, you undoubtedly know how important insurance coverage is to securing your loved one the affordable care they need when they need it. What can be less certain, however, is knowing which exact program and options your loved one is qualified for and would most benefit from. As much as you want to help them through the process of enrolling in Medicare, you may be struggling to understand it yourself. The good news is that by learning the various benefits covered by different plans, you can put yourself in a better position to care for your loved one’s health needs and find the right plan for them.

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By Cynthia Walker | 10/16/2020

What Does Dementia Look Like?

"My dad had lots of good days, days filled with laughter and conversations about his favorite memories of my childhood and his, days where he remembered many of the “little things” in my life that made me feel like he wasn’t aging at all. There were other days, though, when Dad was not as sharp. In fact, there were days when Dad really wasn’t Dad."

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By Lisa Weitzman | 10/15/2020

Building and Supporting Dementia-Inclusive Communities

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 50 million people are living with dementia worldwide. To combat the impact that dementia has on people living with the disease and their caregivers, the Dementia Friendly America initiative was launched to create communities where everyone could provide support and understanding to these individuals. The initiative aids the residents who are living with dementia and their caregivers in the community by raising public knowledge about the disease, supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers and connecting health systems with community-based organizations.

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By Sarah Nicolay | 10/15/2020