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Time is Precious for Family and Friend Caregivers—How Care Coaching Can Help

When you consider that 60 percent of family/friend caregivers are employed outside the home, the time drain on daily life can be extraordinary, leading to stress, strain in family relationships and unmet needs for both the caregiver and the older adult needing assistance. That’s why Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging developed BRI Care Consultation™. It’s an evidence-based care-coaching program specifically designed to work with both the family or friend caregiver and the person with a chronic condition to identify ways to better manage ongoing care.

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By Michelle Palmer | 02/17/2021

Understanding Different Types of Dementia

When most people hear the word “dementia,” one of the first things that comes to mind is “Alzheimer’s.” However, Alzheimer’s is just one cause of dementia, which is the umbrella term for decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills that significantly impacts daily life. If a loved one is experiencing memory issues, Alzheimer’s could be a potential diagnosis, but there are four other common types of dementia that should also be considered: Lewy body, frontotemporal, vascular and mixed.

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By Julie Hayes | 02/15/2021

Palmer, M. (2021, February 17). 3 Common Guilt Triggers that Caregivers Face. Guideposts. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/3-common-guilt-triggers-that-caregivers-face

Hayes, J. (2021, February 17). Six Ways to Help Your Loved One Avoid Falling. Guideposts. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/aging-parents/six-ways-to-help-your-loved-one-avoid-falling

Weitzman, L. (2021, January 14). Have You Become the Family Caregiver? Guideposts.  https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/have-you-become-the-family-caregiver