Emily Allen and the AARP Foundation: Tackling senior poverty and empowering vulnerable older adults

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Senior Vice President of Programs for the AARP Foundation, joins the show. She talks about tackling senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. Show notes + discussion guide: Emily’s story and background Mission and purpose of AARP Foundation: tackling senior poverty by…

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Dr. Anne Basting: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care

Anne Basting

Dr. Anne Basting, an author, scholar, and artist, teaches us about a revolutionary approach to Dementia caregiving; about how to infuse the arts into our caregiving, improving communication, and building a sense of community for our patients. Click here to learn more about Dr. Basting! Notes + Discussion Guide: – What inspired Anne to do…

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One-hour virtual summit: The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement with Founder Maria Shriver

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) will host a one-hour virtual summit tomorrow, June 25, 2020, at 6:00 pm Eastern/5:00 pm Central/3:00 pm Pacific time, featuring discussions on Alzheimer’s, brain health and caregiving. If you and/or your friends and family are interested, please register for this free event here. Additional information in the invitation below. We hope…

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Amy Goyer: Family Caregivers + COVID-19 | The Foundation Podcast

Amy Goyer

Family caregiving is always difficult, and especially so during the COVID-19 crisis. Amy Goyer joins us to share some critical strategies to care for your loved one(s) – and yourself – during this difficult time. Episode Discussion Guide: How can families be prepared for the possibility that their loved one(s) may wind up in the…

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Our Experience Corps project: Changing the lives of 40 students!

Experience Corps

CLICK HERE to support this campaign! COVID-19 UPDATE: As of now, the Experience Corps program has been suspended for the balance of the 2019-2020 school year. This had to happen: The schools are closed, for obvious reasons, and we have to protect the senior citizens, who are at high risk with the virus. That’s the…

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5 Ways to Regulate Sleep in Severe Dementia

People with severe dementia sometimes begin to sleep more by day, only to awaken at night. The day-night mix-ups can disrupt an entire household. Some tactics to cope: 1. Always mention changing sleep habits to the doctor. You want to rule out causes other than the progression of dementia (such an infection or depression), since…

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Do the good right in front of you

I’m exhausted…for I’ve spent days trying to comprehend what’s happening globally, let alone what’s happening nationally. I can’t keep up with the latest news…elections here, wars there, protests “against” here, rallies “in support” there, economic miracles here, genocidal disasters there. It’s all too much. And it never ends. Oh, my news apps and all the…

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Why we are supporting dementia caregivers

Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. I remember how angry I was when Dad initially delivered the news. Why her? Why us? We all knew it…we just didn’t want to admit it. But now, it was real, and we had to accept it. Life for our family would never be the same. It…

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