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Registration Open for AARP Caregiving Conference

This annual event, sponsored by AARP Illinois and community partners provides vital information, resources, support services, and self-care workshops for Latino family caregivers. Register online at: https://events.aarp.org/…/30187f0f-3cdc-4943…/register

Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con Alzheimer

A medida que pasa el tiempo, una persona con Alzheimer puede tener otros problemas médicos, al igual que todas las personas. Estos problemas pueden causar más confusión y cambios en su conducta. Es posible que la persona no tenga la capacidad de decirle qué es lo que le pasa. Esté atento a signos de otras enfermedades yContinue reading “Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con Alzheimer”

What are the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It can also cause changes in a person’s behavior and personality. Symptoms vary from person to person and may include: Having more trouble coming up with words compared to other people who are the same age Vision and spatial issues, such asContinue reading “What are the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?”

Mantener a la persona con Alzheimer segura

Protección en el hogar Con el tiempo, las personas con Alzheimer van perdiendo la habilidad de hacer las tareas del hogar. Por ejemplo, pueden olvidar: Apagar el horno o la llave de agua Cómo utilizar el teléfono en una emergencia Distinguir qué cosas en el hogar son peligrosas, tales como medicamentos o productos de limpieza Dónde estánContinue reading “Mantener a la persona con Alzheimer segura”

Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con Alzheimer

A medida que pasa el tiempo, una persona con Alzheimer puede tener otros problemas médicos, al igual que todas las personas. Estos problemas pueden causar más confusión y cambios en su conducta. Es posible que la persona no tenga la capacidad de decirle qué es lo que le pasa. Esté atento a signos de otras enfermedades yContinue reading “Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con Alzheimer”

Data shows racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis between Black and white research study participants

Black participants in Alzheimer’s disease research studies were 35% less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and related dementias than white participants, despite national statistics that indicate that Black Americans are overall about twice as likely to develop dementias than whites. The analysis of data on study participants from across NIA’s network of Alzheimer’s Disease ResearchContinue reading “Data shows racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis between Black and white research study participants”

10 Beneficios de un estilo de vida saludable para personas de la tercera edad

Mantener un estilo de vida activo con actividades de intensidad moderada a vigorosa, como ejercicio, caminatas y jardinería, puede promover una variedad de beneficios para la salud de las personas mayores. ¡Hable con su proveedor de atención médica sobre estrategias para ayudarlo a vivir su mejor vida!

Are Latinos at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s?

The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases for everyone with age. For Latinos—the fastest-growing group of older adults in the United States—some risk factors seem to matter more than for others. The National Institute on Aging supports studies to identify these risk factors—and use that information to improve Latinos’ odds against Alzheimer’s. Besides older age,Continue reading “Are Latinos at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s?”

Take a Look at the RADC Caregiver Resource List

Created by RADC social worker, Cháron Cannon, MSW, LSW, the Caregiver Resource List is a simplified version of the yearly resource list for caregivers. This site can assist caregivers in the Chicagoland region find respite care, legal services, support groups, and much more. Click here to look inside! #SocialWorkMonth

How Alzheimer’s Caregivers Can Help a Loved One Cope with Changes in Intimacy

Alzheimer’s disease can cause changes in intimacy for a person with the disease as well as their caregivers. Most people with Alzheimer’s disease need to feel that someone loves and cares about them. As a caregiver, here are a few ways to help someone with Alzheimer’s cope with changes in intimacy Let the person knowContinue reading “How Alzheimer’s Caregivers Can Help a Loved One Cope with Changes in Intimacy”