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Encouraging an Older Loved One to Get Tested for Dementia

Cathy Franz, LSW, a Care Consultant with Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s WeCare…Because You Do, discusses tips on how to encourage older loved ones with symptoms of memory loss to visit a doctor to get tested for dementia.

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By Cathy Franz | 06/16/2022

Any older adult can fall victim to this scam, including your loved one, and it happens more often than you might think.

Keeping Your Older Loved One Safe from Grandparent Scams

It’s an old stereotype that grandparents will do almost anything for their grandchildren—including opening their wallets more often than they probably should. If they hear their grandchild is experiencing a crisis, their first response is likely to do whatever they can to help them. Unfortunately, fraudsters are taking advantage of this natural impulse to help with a type of scheme known as a “grandparent scam.”

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By Julie Hayes | 06/15/2022

A caregiver chatting with her older adult father

Caregiving for Older Male Loved Ones

Every caregiving journey is unique, and there are so many factors that can change the experience. Your loved one’s family history, age, diet and ethnicity are all things that can affect his or her wellness, while their temperament, ability to communicate, values and beliefs can all impact the smoothness of providing care. Biological sex can also play a role. Those who care for the important men in their lives—fathers, spouses, partners, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, and many more—may experience different challenges than those caring for women.

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By Julie Hayes | 06/15/2022

Recent policy doesn't just support older adults with dementia; it aims to improve the situations of family and friend caregivers as well.

What to Know About Recent Government Policies to Support People with Dementia and their Caregivers

The Untied States government has always been a key player in the fight against dementia, but recently it has made an even greater national commitment to address this serious threat to national health. We outline just three recent dementia-related public policies that older adults with dementia and their caregivers should know.

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By Julie Hayes | 05/16/2022

An hospitalized older adult and his caregiver listening to the doctor

What to Know as a Caregiver Before a Loved One’s Hospital Visit

As caregivers, we may encounter sudden changes in a loved one’s health or behavior due to a chronic illness or accident, like a fall. This can be especially worrisome if these changes occur in the middle of the night. We want to get them the help they need as soon as we can, but the first challenge may be trying to decide what is the appropriate place to receive care.

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By Lauri Scharf | 05/16/2022