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Caregiving

In the United States, 43 million adult family caregivers care for someone older than age 50, and 14.9 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The last updated value of that caregiving was $450 billion per year, and it only stands to grow. These caregivers need our help, and ASA supplies the information and resources they need. What are the latest models for preventing cognitive decline? How much will long-term care cost and what are the other options? How does palliative care work versus hospice? Are there intergenerational programs that can enrich the lives of those with dementia? Find the answers here.

 

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Caregiver Café

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network of Multicultural Aging (NOMA) By Bobbee Zeno On Saturday, February 26 the third Caregiver Café since its inception in 2009 was produced. In previous years, it was produced at the Inglewood Senior Center, a very large, beautiful, historical venue, and 160 and 260 Caregivers, respectively, participated. The Caregi...

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Some Caregiver Stress Resources

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Mental Health & Aging Network (MHAN) By Anita Rosen Caregiving can be a stressful undertaking, whether by adult family members for elders or by older adults for spouses, adult children, siblings, friends and partners. Mental health and health professionals who work directly with these caregivers, or with those who have cont...

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Preparing to Care for Cognitively Impaired Elders: Preventing Compassion Fatigue in Family and Professional Caregivers

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Mental Health & Aging Network (MHAN) By Lee Fraser What happens to the caregivers of dependent elders when the sustained stress burden of caregiving exceeds the ability to remain physically, psychologically, and or emotionally available to the care recipient? This phenomenon is the subjective, yet profoundly debilitating, e...

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Compassion Fatigue: A Broad Application to the Field of Aging from Clients to Practitioners

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Mental Health & Aging Network (MHAN) By Nicole Batsch When I was asked to write this article about compassion fatigue, I vaguely knew of its identity and definition. From working for many years with caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease, I immediately focused on how I might apply the concept to be a better prac...

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