In My Opinion | Winter 2019 Newsletter

Advocating for Professional Caregivers Lou-Ellen Barkan Founding Director Just before dawn, Rosa Gonzales arrives at her job as a home health aide caring for an 85-year-old widow with Alzheimer’s disease. She will spend the next twelve hours keeping her client safe, occupied, clean and fed until a family member takes over. Sometime during the day, her client’s daughter will call to see how things are going.“Fine.” Rosa says. “She ate well and had a nice sponge bath.” Rosa always reports that things are going well. Even on the days when Mrs. Rogers is yelling at her or accusing her of theft or [...]

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In the News | Winter 2019 Newsletter

As 2018 ended, Jed A. Levine featured his late-December “Care Chronicle” column on the year ahead. He offered solutions to common caregiver pitfalls that might help eliminate as much stress as possible in 2019. Jed wrote, “At CaringKind, we like to say, ‘If you’ve seen one case of Alzheimer’s, you’ve seen one case of Alzheimer’s.’ But we also know that caregivers share some universal experiences along their Alzheimer’s journey. With a new year on the horizon, it’s important to remember common caregiver pitfalls and consider new approaches to those problems.” For example, Jed continued, “Pitfal [...]

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MedicAlert® NYC Wanderers Safety Program | Winter 2019 Newsletter

Helping Caregivers Care with Confidence Elizabeth Bravo Santiago, Director of Wanderer's Safety Program 60% of persons with dementia are at risk of wandering or becoming lost. Or six out of ten people with Alzheimer’s will wander. Wandering can be dangerous and even life threatening. This is a terrifying reality for both the person with dementia and their caregiver. But CaringKind provides solutions to help caregivers care with confidence. One such solution is our MedicAlert® NYC Wanderer’s Safety program. When a person with dementia goes missing, this service activates a community support [...]

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