Caregiver Coping Part 3: Reach Out For Help

* This is the third installment in a series where we will be discussing some realistic ways that Caregivers can cope with the stresses of care-giving. Reaching out for help - it sounds simple, right? There are actually some pretty significant barriers that caregivers might have to overcome before they reach out for help. The … Continue reading Caregiver Coping Part 3: Reach Out For Help

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“A Life Stolen” – One Caregiver’s Story

         My father joined the Air Force in 1950 during the Korean War where he trained as an airplane mechanic. After his tour of duty, he returned to his home in Miami and married my mother after only three months of courtship. He worked during the day and attended barber school at night, … Continue reading “A Life Stolen” – One Caregiver’s Story

Meet the Forget Me Nots: Eduardo & Consuelo Delgado!

Consuelo and her husband Eduardo have been coming to the Forget Me Nots luncheons for two years.   In 2007, after Consuelo began to exhibit some memory and cognitive issues, she received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Dementia from a Neuropsychologist. Because of this, and because both of their mothers suffered from Alzheimer’s, the Delgados began attending … Continue reading Meet the Forget Me Nots: Eduardo & Consuelo Delgado!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

  VOLUNTEERS WANTED: The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter is seeking volunteers for the program, A Time to Talk. This is a peer telephone support program assisting persons with early stage dementia and caregivers. Calls are provided twice a month to participants who can benefit by receiving emotional support, coping strategies, or just a listening ear … Continue reading VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Should You Change Medicare Part D?

We all know that Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment happens every year from October 15th to December 7th. During Fall Open Enrollment, people who have Medicare can make changes to their Medicare coverage. This includes changes in your Part C or Part D plans, or switching back or to a Part C from Traditional Medicare. Many, however, neglect … Continue reading Should You Change Medicare Part D?

November Q&A Session 3: What are the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

For those of you who have been following our blog, you may know that November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month! As you’ll recall from our last post,  we are taking questions related to caregiving or Alzheimer’s Disease and doing our best to answer them for you! This week, our question is: "Sometimes I forget things or … Continue reading November Q&A Session 3: What are the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Hiring In-Home Care

When is it time to consider hiring in-home care? In-home Care is a great tool that can help people stay in their home for as long as possible, which is what many people desire. Maybe you have a loved one who just needs someone to do medication reminders, light housekeeping and meal prep/errands and otherwise … Continue reading Hiring In-Home Care