Primary Caregivers

Bathing (for dementia)

  • People with dementia are often resistant to bathing. They will claim they just showered or that they will do it later or outright refuse to bathe. Unless someone is incontinent, daily bathing is not necessary. Pick your battles—once or twice a week may be sufficient. Coupling bathing with an activity is sometimes helpful, e.g. going to the doctor or out to lunch or a bowl of ice cream.

Todo lo que un cuidador debe saber sobre el dinero (What Every Caregiver Needs to Know About Money)

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What Every Caregiver Needs to Know About Money

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Medios para una comunicación eficaz para proveedores de atención médica y cuidadores

Cuando un ser querido necesita atención médica, tradicionalmente recurrimos a profesionales para despejar dudas, obtener un diagnóstico certero y opciones de tratamiento. En el pasado, los médicos eran la autoridad indiscutible que llevaba la voz cantante en las discusiones con sus pacientes sobre atención médica. Pero las cosas han cambiado, y la relación con el médico también.

Pathways to Effective Communication For Healthcare Providers and Caregivers

Any time our loved ones need medical care we traditionally rely on professionals to answer our questions, diagnose properly, and recommend treatments. In the past, doctors were unquestioned authorities who took the lead in discussions with their patients on medical care. But things have changed; the relationship has shifted.

Trastorno neurocognitivo asociado con el VIH (HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorder — HAND)

Desde el comienzo de la epidemia del SIDA, más de tres décadas atrás, doctores, cuidadores familiares y amigos, y los propios pacientes han observado que algunas personas afectadas por la enfermedad experimentaban un deterioro de la función cerebral y de la capacidad de movimiento así como también cambios en el comportamiento y el estado de ánimo. Este trastorno recibió el nombre de trastorno neurocognitivo asociado al VIH (HIV‑associated Neurocognitive Disorder - HAND, por sus siglas en inglés).

Where to Find My Important Papers

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FCA applauds Senate passage of the Older Americans Act

FCA applauds the Senate passage of the Older Americans Act that reaffirms the need for supporting older adults and their family caregivers. With the shifting demographics across the country and the growing need to support the 40 million unpaid caregivers that contribute an estimated 37 billion hours of care, the Older Americans Act contains vital services and support to those family members, neighbors, and friends who form the community network of care to enable older adults to remain in the community.

Governor Brown signs 2015-16 Budget: CRCs to receive $2 million

Thank you friends and supporters of Family Caregiver Alliance and California Caregiver Resource Centers!

Today, Governor Brown signed the California State Budget (2015-16) and the California Caregiver Resource Centers will receive an increase of $2 million!

Click here to review the signed budget. The CRC budget item is listed on page 27. It states:

FCA launches crowdfunding campaign for Camp for Caring

Family Caregiver Alliance today launched its first crowdfunding campaign with Indiegogo in support of their longstanding Camp for Caregiving program.

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