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Alzheimer's Association Honors Caregivers in November

By Contributed Report Posted Nov. 24, 2014 @ 2:01 am RICHMOND — In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, who was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Fourteen years later, in 1997, President Bill Clinton named the week of Thanksgiving as a time to honor the caregiver. This designation has since been expanded…

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Home Instead Focuses on Caregivers as Much as Clients

By JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press11:25 p.m. EST November 15, 2014 Home Instead Senior Care Birmingham focuses on keeping its caregivers happy, which helps keep clients happy (Photo: Regina H. Boone Detroit Free Press) Most employees of this Top Workplace spend their time in not one location, but about 150. That is the number of…

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Walk a day in caregiver’s shoes, learn what you may not know

By Bob Roth | November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to honor those who have taken on the role of caring for an aging loved one. NFCM was first proclaimed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton and has been observed by every sitting American president each year since its origin. This gives Americans…

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Staying Calm is a Key for Caregivers

USC conference offers the basics on assisting an elderly or disabled family member by Beth Newcomb November 11, 2014 Share this story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Registered nurse Nathan Drati works with a volunteer to demonstrate the safe way of helping a loved one out of bed. (Photo/Gennia Cui) Local community members learned more…

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Workshops educate patients, families on dementia

by  Contributed – Nanaimo News Bulletinposted Nov 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM “You have dementia.” It’s a phrase no one wants to hear from their doctor – Alzheimer’s disease is the second most-feared disease for Canadians as they age – yet it’s a reality for an ever-increasing number of Nanaimo residents. To help them understand…

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