Dementia Caregiver Resources

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, the diagnosis marks the beginning of what is can be a very a long journey filled with unpredictable twists and turns. Family caregivers often find themselves forced to learn as much as they can about the disease. It can be like starting a Ph.D. program in dementia caregiving--all while balancing work and family responsibilities with caregiving duties. That's why we get excited when we discover new websites for family caregivers trying to get their arms around the situation. Websites like Together in This are often started by people whose loved ones were diagnosed with dementia. They document their journey along with the results of their own resear

Do You Really Need a Will?

Why take the time to create a will? Attorney Bayli Fields explains the two most important reasons to take care of this important legal document.

Aging And Addicted: The Opioid Epidemic Affects Older Adults, Too

By Jenny Gold | Kaiser Health News It took a lot of convincing for John Evard to go to rehab. Seven days into his stay at the Las Vegas Recovery Center, the nausea and aching muscles of opioid withdrawal were finally beginning to fade. “Any sweats?” a nurse asked him as she adjusted his blood pressure cuff. “Last night it was really bad, but not since I got up,” replied Evard, 70, explaining that he’d awakened several times with his sheets drenched. Even for him, it was hard to understand how he ended up 300 miles away from his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., at this bucolic facility in the suburbs of Vegas. “This is the absolute first time I ever had anything close to addiction,” he said. He

Merry Christmas

Today in the town of David, a savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11 NIV

It's Christmas Eve

God sent a star to light the night for The Way, The Truth, The Life--His Son. He sent the Light of Life to prove His heart so we would invite His Son into our own. God has given us all the light we'll ever need to find peace on earth, goodwill to men. -Pamela F.Dowd

Create Person-Centered Holidays: What Works Best for You?

By Frances Shani Parker, author of Hospice and Nursing Home Blog Through the years, holidays often become associated with particular traditions that may include familiar people, places, rituals, foods, music, and more. It is easy to internalize that if all or most of these components are not present, then your holidays are lacking, not whole, certainly not person-centered. These feelings can lead to depression, helplessness about too many of your needs not being met. Particularly troubling for some may be the adjustment to holiday customs after loved ones have died. In cases where memories remind you of traditions that are difficult to do without deceased loved ones, you may want to consider

Strategic Planning for the Generations

If you think that Kimbrough Law works with just older adults, we have news for you. In this video, a young couple talks about how Kimbrough Law helped them care for their elderly grandparents.

The Effects of Making Changes in Housing When Living With Dementia

If a loved one with dementia lives with you and you decide to make changes to your living arrangements, how does the process impact your loved one? Several Alzheimer's disease and dementia patients weigh in on the impact that a move, downsizing, new construction, or remodeling project can have in Dementia Chats, a webinar series presented Alzheimer's Speaks. The series is facilitated by Lori La Bey.

IRS, Partners Urge Taxpayers to Beware of IRS Impersonations and Tax Scams

If you get a call from the “IRS” threatening you with lawsuits or jail unless you pay up immediately … Guess what? It’s a scam. IRS impersonation and tax scams by phone, email, postal mail and text are ongoing. Criminals use more and more creative ploys to trick taxpayers and tax preparers. Don’t be a victim. The IRS, state tax agencies and the private-sector tax industry are asking for your help in the effort to combat identity theft and fraudulent returns. Working in partnership with you, we can make a difference. That’s why for the second year in a row, we launched a public awareness campaign that we call “Taxes. Security. Together.” And, we’ve launched a series of security awareness tip

The History of Kimbrough Law

Paralegal Lisa Sparks shares a bit of her personal elder care history and talks about the evolution of Kimbrough Law.

Most Americans on Social Security Will See Increase of $4 to $5 in 2017

There will be a 0.3% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for those receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in 2017. That means most Americans will receive an increase of just $4 to $5 per month. The COLA goes into effect in January 2017 for Social Security benefit recipients and on December 30, 2016 for those who receive SSI benefits. More than 60 million Americans receive Social Security benefits and another 8+ million receive SSI benefits. For some recipients, this increase may be offset by an increase in Medicare premiums. The premiums for Medicare in 2017 have not been released yet, but we do know that Medicare costs have been going up dramatically. The Jun

Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly

Our bodies become dehydrated when we lose more water than we take in. Staying hydrated allows the body to regulate temperature through perspiration, maintain blood pressure and eliminate waste. Dehydration may show only small signs outwardly, but it can have dire consequences on the body, especially in the elderly. Severe dehydration can lead to confusion, impaired cognition, falling, urinary tract infections, constipation, pneumonia, bedsores in bed-ridden patients, and even death. It can accelerate or cause emergency hospitalization and/or increase the length of hospital stays. Why Dehydration is Common in the Elderly As we age, the amount of water in the body decreases. The elderly are of

What is Life Care Planning?

If an elderly loved one has been recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or dementia, a Life Care Plan can maximize your loved one's independence while offering family caregivers the support and guidance they need during the long-term care journey.

It's Never Too Early to Plan

Estate planning is for everyone, even young people. For this couple, a major life event motivated them to put their affairs in order.

What Might a Trump Administration Mean for Medicaid?

This new fact sheet examines key questions around the potential changes President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congress may seek to make in Medicaid, a program that covers 73 million people nationally. Depending on how it is structured, a repeal of the Affordable Care Act could reverse the expansion of Medicaid coverage that helped bring the nation’s uninsured rate to a historic low. The brief also examines the prospect of capping and reducing federal financing for Medicaid through a block grant or a per capita cap. These approaches are typically designed to save the federal government money and provide states with additional flexibility but, depending on how they are structured, could pu

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