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Dementia: Is This Dementia and What Does It Mean?


What does it mean when someone is said to have dementia? For some people, the word conjures up scary images of “crazy” behavior and loss of control. In fact, the word dementia describes a group of symptoms that includes short-term memory loss, confusion, the inability to problem-solve, the inability to complete multi-step activities such as preparing a meal or balancing a checkbook, and, sometimes, personality changes or unusual behavior.

ACA Repeal

The following organizations are tracking the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You may wish to receive their email news or to follow them on social media.

AARP Public Policy Institute — source of information about specific impacts of ACA repeal including Medicaid HCBS.

Caring For A Loved One? Care For Yourself, Too

The following ASK EMILY column by Emily Bazar was originally published on May 26, 2017, on California Healthline and is republished here with permission.

Two Recent Retreats for Caregivers

On Saturday, May 13, 38 local caregivers participated in a free FCA Take Time for YOU! Caregiver Educational and Respite Retreat at the historic Richmond Country Club. This retreat was offered thanks to a generous grant provided by Contra Costa County. During the retreat, caregivers learned about self-care and had the chance to enjoy activities that included journaling, yarn making, and flowerpot decorating with FCA Family Consultant Amanda Hartrey, LMFT.

Three Outstanding Programs in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Honored at AiA17 Conference

Family Caregiver Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Kelly and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Co-Director and COO Martin H. Blank, Jr., were honored to present the 2016 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards last week at a reception at the Aging in America (AiA17) conference in Chicago.


Camp for Caring


FCA’s Camp for Caring is a retreat for adults with Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and other brain impairments. Campers spend a weekend (Friday to Sunday) in a retreat setting while their caregivers can enjoy a 48-hour break from their caregiving responsibilities.

Gifts of Stock

Thank you for your interest in making a gift of securities to Family Caregiver Alliance. For tax purposes, your stock would be valued at the average of the high and low prices on the date that the shares are legally transferred to FCA.  Please inform FCA in advance of your intent to gift securities by completing the attached Notice of Transmittal.

National Competition Awards Three Programs Benefitting Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Each Program Awarded $20,000 by Family Caregiver Alliance and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation


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