Social Work Services | Spring 2018 Newsletter

Adult Day Care Programs: Crucial Members of the Caregiving Team Anne Foerg, Former Director of Social Work It is impossible for a person with dementia to have just one caregiver – whether partner, parent, sibling or friend. This is never truer than when the individual with dementia transitions from the early stages of the condition into the middle stages. A decline in memory, an increase in confusion, and a loss of insight into these deficits results in the person with dementia requiring consistent, in-person support to move through the day. While the person with dementia may still be physica [...]

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Driving & Dementia | Spring 2018 Newsletter

In My Opinion: Driving & Dementia Lou-Ellen Barkan President & CEO Watching a person with dementia gradually lose independence is very difficult, not just for that individual but for the caregivers as well. Nowhere is this more evident than with driving. But, driving with dementia can have deadly consequences. Too many times, I have met with someone concerned about a parent, spouse or partner and who, even after a diagnosis, is afraid to take away the car keys. When we explain the risks, family members push back. Here is some of what we hear: “But I can’t take the car away. How wil [...]

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Planning Giving | Spring 2018 Newsletter

Planning Today for Tomorrow Donate Today When CaringKind expanded to the third floor in March 2013 to build our Program Center for Education, Training, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Stage Center, we were able to do so because of the generosity of individuals who had planned ahead and left us in their estate plans. The bequests that we receive are from grateful clients who wish to give back in appreciation for the support and help they receive during the very difficult journey of caring for, or knowing, an individual with dementia. Planned giving is a way to support CaringKind thr [...]

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Honor A Hero In Your Life

Donate Today Dear Friends of CaringKind, In 2018 CaringKind celebrates the “Year of the Hero”. **As an important member of our community, I invite you to remember and recognize the heroes who have faced the challenge of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia**. As a former caregiver, I know these financial, emotional, social and physical challenges well. But it wasn’t until I took on the role caring for my mother, that I truly understood the sacrifices she had made at the end of her life to care for my father. She is truly my hero. My father’s dementia progressed over a [...]

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