CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Christian Doucette, Director of Community Engagement With so many challenges facing the world right now, it was pretty easy to select the theme for this year’s Walk — Caregiving & Community: Now More Than Ever.Now more than ever, we depend on each other to help survive the challenges we face. For example, the best thing we can do to defeat the COVID-19 virus is for everyone to wear masks in public. That’s what we can do about COVID-19. But what do we do about Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving? We walk.CaringKind’s Alzheimer’s Walk is our largest community fundraising event of the year [...]

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Caregiver Resources | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Nancy Hendley, Dementia Care Trainer Helping Caregivers Address Challenging Behaviors During COVID-19During COVID-19, challenging behavior issues may be more pronounced in part because both the caregiver and care recipient are quarantined. Changes in routine, the closure of adult day programs, and disruptions in the delivery of care, have adversely impacted life for all involved. Fear of disease transmission has complicated our normal ways of relating to each other. Using excerpts from the Family Caregiver Workshop, we will explore possible ways to navigate these difficulties by seeking the [...]

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Notes from the President Emeritus | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Jed A. Levine, President Emeritus, Director of External Relations CaringKind Cares During COVID-19By now, you know I’ve transitioned from President and CEO to a new role, President Emeritus and Director of External Relations. I am thrilled to be working again with my friend and colleague Eleonora Tornatore. I was impressed with Eleonora when I first met her as an intern over 20 years ago and then as a staff member working on a grant to change the culture of dementia care in nursing homes. I have watched and admired her work developing excellent dementia programming in assisted living in Conn [...]

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Connect2culture® | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Meredith Wong, Manager of Connect2culture® Reflections on connect2culture WebinarsConnect2culture’s partners have been hard at work transitioning many of their programs to the internet. While all have closed their physical spaces, their ongoing efforts to maintain and build participation in their programs online have resulted in creative ways to engage caregivers and the people in their care while keeping everyone safe. As our partners moved to virtual spaces, connect2culture’s response was to connect families with these new creative opportunities for self-care. On April 6, connect2culture [...]

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