In My Opinion | Winter 2019 Newsletter

Advocating for Professional Caregivers Lou-Ellen Barkan Founding Director -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just before dawn, Rosa Gonzales arrives at her job as a home health aide caring for an 85-year-old widow with Alzheimer’s disease. She will spend the next twelve hours keeping her client safe, occupied, clean and fed until a family member takes over. Sometime during the day, her client’s daughter will call to see how things are going. “Fin [...]

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In the News | Winter 2019 Newsletter

As 2018 ended, Jed A. Levine featured his late-December “Care Chronicle” column on the year ahead. He offered solutions to common caregiver pitfalls that might help eliminate as much stress as possible in 2019. Jed wrote, “At CaringKind, we like to say, ‘If you’ve seen one case of Alzheimer’s, you’ve seen one case of Alzheimer’s.’ But we also know that caregivers share some universal experiences along their Alzheimer’s journey. With a new year on the horizon, it’s important to remember common ca [...]

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MedicAlert® NYC Wanderers Safety Program | Winter 2019 Newsletter

Helping Caregivers Care with Confidence Elizabeth Bravo Santiago, Director of Wanderer's Safety Program -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 60% of persons with dementia are at risk of wandering or becoming lost. Or six out of ten people with Alzheimer’s will wander. Wandering can be dangerous and even life threatening. This is a terrifying reality for both the person with dementia and their caregiver. But CaringKind provides solutions to help careg [...]

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