Connections June 2014

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Lead Articles for Caregivers Caregiving Information FCA Presentations and Workshops Events in the Community Special Announcements


June 2014

Vol. 5, No.6

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

-Maya Angelou

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and we know many of you are caring for someone with memory loss. This is not an easy thing to do, and we want to let you know that you're not alone. Although it is a challenging journey, there is support out there for you. In this issue of Connections, we have included helpful information on caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's, including a fact sheet and several upcoming events and articles that offer guidance to caregivers.


AJ Dugay

(Education Coordinator)

Lead Articles for Caregivers

Taking Alzheimer’s/Dementia Out of the Closet
San Francisco Bay Times - 06/12/2014
...clinics at both UCSF and Kaiser Permanente are LGBT welcoming. The Family Caregiver Alliance s programs and services are LGBT affirming. The task...

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month: Caring for Caregivers
ChicagoNow - 06/09/2014
...caregiver burnout is becoming such a huge issue. Estimates from the Family Caregiver Alliance, suggest 20% of family caregivers show signs of...

How to Hire the Right Caregiver
Arthritis Today - 05/21/2014
...other helpful forms. AARP s guide to hiring a home care worker. Family Caregiver Alliance s in-home help tip sheet. IRS s recommendations for...

Q&A: When does a loved one require a caregiver?
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - 05/20/2014
...possibly taxes, said Leah Eskenazi, director of operations for the Family Caregiver Alliance, a nonprofit that helps people caring for relatives.


Caregiving Information

Unemployment compensation: disability benefits: paid family leave.
California Legislative Information - 06/16/2014
"This bill would, beginning on July 1, 2014, expand the scope of the family temporary disability program to include time off to care for a seriously ill grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or parent-in-law, as defined..."

Alzheimer's Disease & Caregiving
Family Caregiver Alliance - 06/16/2014
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a condition that causes abnormal changes in the brain mainly affecting memory and other mental abilities...


FCA Presentations and Workshops

Taking Care of the Caregiver on June 19
SteppingStone - 06/16/2014

Location: Sha'ar Zahav

290 Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Speakers: Moli Steinert, SteppingStone and Christina Irving, Family Caregiver Alliance

For more information, contact Audrey Dang at SteppingStone, 415-974-6784, ext 16.


Memory Care on July 17
SteppingStone - 06/16/2014

Location: St. John the Evangelist

110 Julian Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103


Speaker: Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Caregiver Alliance


For more information, contact Audrey Dang at SteppingStone, 415-974-6784, ext 16.


Dementia 101 for the Caregiver on July 21
Family Caregiver Alliance - 06/16/2014
This discussion will cover basic understanding of dementia and how it affects an individual and some tips for caregivers on how to cope with these changes.

Relationships: The New Medicine for Dementia- Webinar on July 30
Family Caregiver Alliance - 06/16/2014
FCA presents a webinar on non-pharmacologic interventions for the treatment of people with dementia.


Events in the Community

Family Caregiving 101 on June 19
Avenidas - 06/16/2014
How Music, Art & Horticultural Can Function as Therapy.

Free Webinar for Military Caregivers 2 - Military Caregivers at Work on July 10
Easter Seals - 06/16/2014
Military Caregivers at Work: What you need to know to protect yourself and your family from discriminatory practices.

Parkinson's Disease & Parkinsonism (LBD, PSP, MSA, CBD) Caregiver Symposium on July 12
Stanford - 06/16/2014
This symposium is for family or friends who care for someone with Parkinson's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multiple System Atrophy, Corticobasal Degeneration, and related diagnoses such as Parkinson's Plus or atypical parkinsonism.


Special Announcements

Communities with Drive
Zipcar - 06/16/2014
Please vote for Family Caregiver Alliance and help us win a cash prize to support our programs and services that help families caring for loved ones with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other types of dementia.

USF Volunteer Opportunity!
USF - 06/16/2014
For people over the age of 60 in San Francisco.

Dementia Caregivers Needed to Participate in Graduate Study
California State University Dominguez Hills - 06/16/2014
Relationship Between Meaningful Activities and Caregiver Burden.

Older Veterans - Exercise and Memory Training Study
VA Palo Alto - 06/16/2014
Study participants needed for exercise and memory training in older veterans with memory problems.

Research Study on Living Alone in Older Age with Memory Loss
UCSF - 06/16/2014
If you know someone 65 years of age or over who lives alone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or mild cognitive impairment, and may be interested in participating in this study, please share this information with them.

Grad Study: Professional Caregiver to Spousal Caregiver
- 06/16/2014
Study of professional caregivers who have now found themselves in the role of a spousal caregiver.

Grad Study: Caregivers of Individuals with TBI
Illinois Institute of Technology - 06/16/2014
To participate you must be 18 or older, and be a family caregiver for someone with a TBI or have a TBI yourself.


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