Family Caregiver Alliance – Leah Eskenazi
Two years ago, Anna’s 84-year old mother was diagnosed with an Alzheimer’s type dementia. As the disease progressed, Anna was increasingly finding spoiled food in her mother’s refrigerator.
Now, though she claims she is eating just fine, Anna’s mother cannot seem to recall what she’s most recently eaten. Anna [...]
Prisons across United States are facing an epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease across their elderly population.
Our earlier blog summarized Pam Belluck’s New York Times piece, “Life, With Dementia”. It has sparred greater interest, and we wanted to post another, more detailed blog on the topic.
A recent Human Rights Watch study, “Old Behind Bars: The Aging [...]
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. [...]
By Kathy Kelly, MPA, Executive Director at Family Caregiver Alliance
As part of the Vanishing Mind series about Alzheimer’s in the New York Times, an article and video entitled, Life, With Dementia is a compelling account of a hidden population of prisoners with Alzheimer’s disease. The prison profiled in the video is in California where [...]
February 23, 2012
By Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance on behalf of the 11 Caregiver Resource Centers and 5.8 million family caregivers in California.
Good afternoon, Chairman Chesbro, members of the committee and distinguished panel members. Thank you for allowing me to speak about the California Caregiver Resource Center system that is now at [...]
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 [...]
Editor’s note: There is a petition against the proposed cuts to the California Caregiver Resource Centers. You can view and sign the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-balance-californias-budget-on-the-backs-of-family-caregivers
Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed FY 2012-13 budget this week, which calls for eliminating funding for the California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRC). The language used in the budget document [...]