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Families, Tech and Caregiving Webinar Archives Now Available

Now Available: Two Archived Webinars on

How Emerging Technologies Can Help Caregiving Families

https://www.youtube.com/user/CAREGIVERdotORG

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.

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).

Online applications now open for the 2015 Gilbert Awards

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), with the ongoing support of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, is pleased to announce that online applications for the 2015 Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards are now open.

This will be the eighth year the $20,000 prize has been awarded in each of three categories: Creative Expression, Diverse / Multicultural Communities, and Policy and Advocacy.

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.

State Budget ACTION ALERT

The California Budget Conference Committee decision to include $3 million in the state budget for Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs) now goes to Governor Brown. This is the LAST push to urge the governor and legislative leaders to keep $3 million in the upcoming budget.

 

‘How to find care for LGBT seniors’: a new PBS NewsHour article by FCA’s Leah Eskenazi

I clearly remember the first time I met Herb. He had beautiful white hair framing a handsome face with an inviting smile. But he greeted me with decidedly exhausted eyes.

New FCA Guest Column for PBS NewsHour

[Editor’s Note: “How to let go when a loved one is dying” is the title and subject of a new article by FCA‘s Bonnie Lawrence featured on the PBS NewsHour website.]

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