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IADLs and ADLs… What’s the Difference?

My grandmother came to visit us for a week. We always loved spending time with Grandma T., and I had looked forward to this visit since the last one, about a month earlier. The visit began with dinner, games and...
Communicating with person Dementia

CICOA partners with IU School of Medicine on collaborative dementia care model

Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people...
Jewell and Family

Honoring Mom’s Wishes

Jewell always told her family she wanted to die at home. Her family promised her that she would not have to worry about that; they would take care of her at home as she aged. When the promise was made,...
Voter registration application for the 2020 presidential elections, on an American flag background.

Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard – Register to Vote

There was a time I stood on the sidelines and let others make choices for me. I didn’t want to “waste” my time going to a polling place to cast a ballot. In my early 20s, I thought, “What’s one...
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Giving Back Was a Lesson Learned at an Early Age

The first time I made a charitable donation, I was about seven years old. Mom gave my sister and me each $1, which was exciting for a little kid in the 1970s. Mom explained the money was for us to...
CICOA Client Sallie

CICOA Client Perseveres After Death of Husband, COVID and Health Setbacks

When Tamara France first met Sallie Preston five years ago, she felt sorry for the woman. At only 67, Sallie is blind in one eye and losing vision in her other eye. Her leg, three fingers and toes have been...

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