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1 in 4 caregivers is a millennial

Three Generations Caring for One Another Through Alzheimer’s and COVID

Roger never expected his daughter would one day become his caregiver, but then again, this former blackbelt and martial arts teacher never thought he’d need one. That was his job. He’s been the caregiver for family members over the years,...
Kitchen gift ideas for seniors and grandparents

10 Inexpensive Kitchen Gift Ideas for Seniors

Many traditions revolve around food, especially during the holidays. This holiday season, if you are looking for easy, inexpensive gift ideas for seniors, gifts that promote better nutrition can be fun and affordable. Consider pairing one of these useful kitchen...
Caring for seniors holidays COVID-19

Happy Holidays, Caregivers and COVID-19

The holidays can be a happy time for many people. Those living with dementia, however, often feel some agitation or distress during the season because of the many losses they have experienced, which they may be unable to process or...
CICOA Strong

Pandemic Exposes Vulnerabilities and What Matters

It’s not the year I had anticipated when I moved here in 2019 to lead an organization that serves our most vulnerable citizens. As we wrap up this crazy, surreal, unpredictable mess called 2020, I don’t want to diminish all...
Help a stressed caregiver

4 Ways to Help Struggling Caregivers

As the U.S. population continues to grow older and live longer, many people find themselves providing for the caregiving needs of aging parents, children with disabilities, or even family friends. As this trend increases, so does the amount of stress...
Collard greens and apples

Eat What’s in Season for Healthy Aging

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is essential for healthy aging. Eating at least five servings daily—three of vegetables and two of fruit—has been linked to lowering the risk of chronic disease, as well as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias....

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