By Edrena Harrison, ACSW, Information Programs Specialist at Family Caregiver Alliance
From Left to Right: Kathleen Sullivan (Seniors Services, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center), Martin H. Blank, Jr. (The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation), Kirsten Johnson, (“What is A Caregiver?” campaign, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation) and Anne Basting (TimeSlips, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
In June 2007, [...]
As part of Family Caregiver Alliance’s report, “Family Caregiving 2011: Year in Review- A compilation of Research, Programs, Legislation, & Media Coverage” this brief highlights 45 data points based on research released in 2011 focused on family caregivers in the United States and Internationally. The citations for all 45 facts are listed at the bottom [...]
Our guest blogger is Scott Kirschenbaum, a filmmaker based in San Francisco, CA. His documentary “You’re Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don’t,” will premiere nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens on Thursday, March 29, 2012.
In the fall of 2008, I wrote a screenplay I intended to film entirely in an Alzheimer’s Unit. [...]
In Governor Brown’s proposed FY 2012-13 budget, funding for the 11 state-wide California Caregiver Resource Centers would be completely eliminated.
The Caregiver Resource Centers offer much-needed support in a variety of ways to informal caregivers who are oftentimes overwhelmed, physically, emotionally, and financially, with their caregiver responsibilities.
The California Caregiver Resource Centers are asking family caregivers throughout [...]
November 29, 2011
By Lucy Lazarony
I don’t remember when my mother forgot who I was. But I know she did.
Somewhere along the slowly sloping path of Alzheimer’s disease, she forgot I was her daughter. She forgot what “daughter” meant.
And so I became a friend. A friend that never stopped calling her “Mom.”
It wasn’t always easy to [...]
November 13, 2011
By Lucy Lazarony
My mother Jean has been attending an adult day center run by Alzheimer’s Community Care in Boca Raton, Fla. since June 2006.
My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in September 2005 and choosing to enroll her in a specialized adult day center is the best decision I have ever made as [...]
November 10, 2011
By Lois Esobar, MSW, Family Consultant at Family Caregiver Alliance
The role of a family caregiver is difficult. Aside from taking care of their loved one, they must also continue to lead their lives, which includes, working, caring for family, grocery shopping and the list goes on! Many family caregivers need time to [...]
November 3, 2011
By Sean Coffey, Policy Specialist, Family Caregiver Alliance
Despite the fact that “sex sells,” most Americans still hesitate to speak about sex openly. Sex and older people is an even more taboo topic- a guide from Alzheimer Scotland notes: “The media tends to portray sex as being the prerogative of the young and [...]