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 [...]

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Caregiver Resources | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Nancy Hendley, Dementia Care Trainer -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Helping Caregivers Address Challenging Behaviors During COVID-19 During 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 [...]

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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-19 By 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 membe [...]

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Connect2culture® | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Meredith Wong, Manager of Connect2culture® -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reflections on connect2culture Webinars Connect2culture’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 everyon [...]

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