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‘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.]

New Documentary on Huntington’s Disease: ‘The Lion's Mouth Opens’

Beginning June 1, HBO will premiere a short documentary on Huntington’s disease titled, “The Lion’s Mouth Opens.” Directed by Lucy Walker, the film tells the story of actress and filmmaker Marianna Palka, who courageously decides to undergo genetic testing to see if she carries the gene for Huntington’s disease, a debilitating hereditary neurological disorder, that many of her family members suffer from. A short trailer can be viewed online here.

URGENT! State Budget Action Alert

LEGISLATURE APPOINTS BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS BEGIN
MONDAY, JUNE 1
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SUPPORT ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL FOR INCLUSION OF
$3.8M TO RESTORE FUNDING TO THE CRCS

May 26 ACTION ALERT: Continue to Help Restore CRC Funding

Join Family Caregiver Alliance TODAY in urging California state legislators to restore funding for the California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs), which were aggressively cut by $7.6 million, 74%, in 2009 – one of the largest cuts of any health and human services program! The total CRC allocation has gone from $10.5 million to the current funding level of $2.9 million to serve 6 million California family caregivers!

Spring 2015 Letter to FCA Friends and Supporters

Dear Friend of Family Caregiver Alliance,

Spring is upon us, traditionally a time for renewal and revitalization. For Family Caregiver Alliance, it’s a time for action! Action that raises awareness and provides much needed support for family caregivers (adult children, spouses, partners, and friends caring for loved ones with chronic and progressive diseases or illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, stroke, ALS, Parkinson’s disease or Traumatic Brain Injury).

Kathleen Kelly on Caregiving in blog and upcoming Twitter Chat

Family Care Giver Alliance / National Center on Caregiving Executive Director Kathleen Kelly has written a blog on Caregiving Issues for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). In her posting Kelly addresses what can be done to mitigate potential elder abuse by caregivers.

HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND)

Since the start of the AIDS epidemic more than three decades ago, doctors, family and friend caregivers, and patients have observed that some people with the disease experience decline in brain function and movement skills as well as shifts in behavior and mood. This disorder is called HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorder, or “HAND.” Although advances in antiretroviral therapy from the past two decades have decreased the severity of HAND, symptoms still persist in 30–50% of people living with HIV. For many people, these symptoms continue to affect activities of daily living.

ACTION ALERT: Family Caregivers, We Need Your Help!

Join us in urging state legislators to restore funding for the California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs), which were aggressively cut by $7.6 million, 74%, in 2009 – one of the largest cuts of any health and human services program! The total CRC allocation has gone from $10.5 million to the current funding level of $2.9 million to serve 6 million California family caregivers!

Event Invitation: The Diverse World of Family Caregiving

The IOM Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults invites you to a public workshop on the diversity of family caregiving issues. The event will be held Friday morning, April 17 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies in Irvine, CA. 

 

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