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NIA Announces a Summer Virtual Meeting Series to Engage the Dementia Care Community

As part of the annual Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias events hosted by NIH, NIA was set to host the 2020 Dementia Care, Caregiving, and Services summit this past March. While the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing guidance kept us from hosting that meeting as planned, we have been hard at work thinking about howContinue reading “NIA Announces a Summer Virtual Meeting Series to Engage the Dementia Care Community”

Supports to Help Older People Age in Place

Many older adults want to grow old at home. As a caregiver, you can help by arranging supports for the person, and for yourself! Personal Care. Is bathing, washing hair, or dressing getting harder to do? As a caregiver, you can help. Or you could hire a trained aide for a short time each day.Continue reading “Supports to Help Older People Age in Place”

A Message from the NIA:

Help us shape the 2020 Dementia Care & Caregiving Summit Courtney Wallin, Health Science Policy Analyst, Office of the Director (OD).Elena Fazio, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR). Millions of Americans and their caregivers are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias now, and that number will continue to grow. AsContinue reading “A Message from the NIA:”

The Signs and Symptoms of Caregiver Depression

The role of a caregiver is not easy. The workload is time consuming, physically and emotionally taxing, and can lead to feelings of frustration, stress, anger, isolation and depression. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related diseases is even more challenging, as caregivers find themselves having to deal with multiple behavioral and psychologicalContinue reading “The Signs and Symptoms of Caregiver Depression”

Addressing Transportation, Dementia and Caregiving

Title: Dementia, Caregiving & Transportation Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Time: 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Register now. Description:  The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) collaborated with Dementia Friendly America and Dementia Friendly Prince George’s County, Maryland to conduct a Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation Forum in December 2017. The Forum was designed to identify challenges andContinue reading “Addressing Transportation, Dementia and Caregiving”

Changing The Way We Look At Dementia 

By Judith Graham FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Come join us on Feb. 13 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET for a live discussion about improving care and services for people with dementia and supporting caregivers. RSVP here.    Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors andContinue reading “Changing The Way We Look At Dementia “