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How Emerging Technologies Can Help Caregiving Families

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

Dementia: Is this Dementia and What Does it Mean?

Introduction

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.

We call it caregiving.

Welcome family, friend, and partner caregivers!

If you’re visiting this webpage (www.caregiver.org/paratransit), you likely have seen the “YOU CALL IT _____.” / “WE CALL IT caregiving.” messages (beginning on June 6, 2016) on SFMTA paratransit buses in San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.

Guía del Cuidador para Entender los Comportamientos Relacionados con la Demencia

Introducción

La Enfermedad y el Cuidado de Parkinson

¿Qué es la enfermedad de Parkinson?

La enfermedad de Parkinson (PD, por sus siglas en inglés) es una enfermedad neurológica progresiva que afecta principalmente el movimiento, pero también puede afectar el conocimiento. Esta enfermedad es el resultado de la destrucción de neuronas en los denominados “núcleos basales” del cerebro.

Caregiver Statistics: Health, Technology, and Caregiving Resources

Definitions

A caregiver—sometimes called an informal caregiver—is an unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. Formal caregivers are paid care providers providing care in one’s home or in a care setting (day care, residential facility, long-term care facility). For the purposes of the present fact sheet, displayed statistics generally refer to caregivers of adults.

Caregiver Statistics: Work and Caregiving

Definitions

A caregiver—sometimes called an informal caregiver—is an unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. Formal caregivers are paid care providers providing care in one’s home or in a care setting (day care, residential facility, long-term care facility). For the purposes of the present fact sheet, displayed statistics generally refer to caregivers of adults.

Link2care FAQ

How does the support group work?

The Link2care support group is an email based discussion group. Subscribing adds your email address to the group list. When you send email messages or "posts" to this list, your message is forwarded to the entire group. You can choose to receive either individual posts, which the listserver sends out immediately, or digests, which are a compilation of the day's posts.

 

LGBT Community Support FAQ

How does the support group work?

The LGBT Community Support: Caregiving for our Families and Friends support group is an email based discussion group. Subscribing adds your email address to the group list. When you send email messages or "posts" to this list, your message is forwarded to the entire group. You can choose to receive either individual posts, which the listserver sends out immediately, or digests, which are a compilation of the day's posts.

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