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URGENT: White House Budget

Guts Alzheimer’s

Research Funding!

We have to speak out NOW to demand full funding for
lifesaving Alzheimer’s research and resist the
administration’s proposed cuts.

Add your name to tell Congress:

We need more funding, not less!

The Trump administration released its budget request today. It’s a disaster for all medical research, including Alzheimer’s research.

If we don’t fight back immediately,

this budget will undo years of bipartisan

progress toward a cure.

Care for people with Alzheimer’s will cost the nation $259 billion in 2017, and the only way we can reduce costs is by developing effective treatments. With more than 5.5 million Americans suffering from this devastating disease, we cannot afford the costly inaction that this budget proposes. Will you add your name to tell our legislators to oppose these devastating cuts and that we need more funding for Alzheimer’s research, not less?

Add your Name to Demand

More Funding for Alzheimer’s Research

and Resist the Proposed Cuts!

Leaders on both sides of the aisle agree that we need to do more to address this national health crisis. Now, we need to make sure that every member of Congress hears from advocates like you that stopping Alzheimer’s must be a top priority.

We’re ready to work doggedly to challenge these drastic cuts as this budget moves forward. Thank you for fighting with us.

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3 Important Points to Help Fight Caregiver Stress

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Caregiver stress: a problem that we believe everyone needs to put more attention and emphasis on. The gravity of this issue is massive, that one in three caregivers has been reported as depressed. And with approximately 43.5 million individuals caring for an older adult, the fear of losing out to dread is high.

As such, we want to take this opportunity for care recipients, baby boomers, and caregivers alike to have a deeper understanding of this type of stress. It is our hope that as more people are made aware of this issue, we can all help fight – and prevent – caregiver stress.

Counting the Hours and Months

Individuals who provide custodial care for a longer period of time are more likely to state they are in poor health. Caregivers who provide 20 or more hours of care describe their health condition as poor, with almost half (46%) of higher-hour caregiver respondents to be emotional stressful as well. Also, 20% of caregivers providing care for five years or more have also stated the same description. Correspondingly, the older a caregiver is, the higher the risk of stress and health risks of settling in.

Caregiver Stress is Real Among Families

Family caregivers, or those who look after a spouse or a family member, are more likely to have stress. Married women, in particular, have a higher chance of being exposed to stress than single individuals. Also, complex situations (an example is looking after an Alzheimer’s patient) has a higher level of stress compared to other caregiving situations.

Insurance Coverage Makes a Difference

With caregiving as an essential during the retirement years, certain steps are needed to help these unsung heroes from being placed in situations that’ll induce stress. Purchasing insurance policies, such as Long Term Care Insurance or Medicare Supplemental Plans will provide caregivers a lighter load of a burden to manage. Long Term Care Insurance can help address the custodial care expected amongst boomers; a Medicare Supplement will help in paying for expensive out-of-pocket medical charges.

We can help make a difference by identifying and making the necessary preparations to combat caregiver stress. With all of the services that the majority of caregivers provide for recipients, not to mention their numerous sacrifices, it is high time to give back to these heroes. Make sure to purchase insurance coverage – we all deserve the best.

About the Author:

Leandro Mueller

As the Online Content Director of FreeMedSuppQuotes, Leandro Mueller aims to push for awareness and promotion of the many benefits of the best Medicare Supplement plans in the market. Additionally, he is interested and keen in marketing and advertising strategies. He hopes that his work will help boomers and retirement industry experts alike in their lives.

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Is How We Care & Connect the Cure?

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Thursday we will have Lynda Weston who at the age of 50, went back to the university to study spirituality and religion, which led her to Integrate her arts background and her experience with people with dementia and their care partners.  Lynda created “Back in Five,” an innovative method based in a belief that caring and connecting are the ‘cure’.

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You Tube: Back in Five www.http://tinyurl/pvge3p9

Website: www.http:/luminotions.com

Email: wisp@wightman.com

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WRAD- Together For Dementia Through Music

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London

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Tuesday we will have Wayne Mesker with us to talk about Rock Against  Dementia.  Wayne has been the CEO Worldstock Entertainment since Sept. 2008.  He Founded Rock Against Dementia in March of 2014 at Cleveland Film Festival screening of Alive Inside.  In 2016, with help of Purple Angel “Friends” Rock Against Dementia became World Rocks Against Dementia.  Rock Against Dementia.

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E-Mail:  wm@aliveinside.org

PH: 216-375-4920   or     212-433-2734 Ext. 704

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Appreciation Videos

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Thursday we are lucky to have Joey Chandler, the founder of “You Are Videos” where he turns smart phone selfies into video tributes for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. He is now working with hospice and Alzheimer’s organizations to show their patients the impact they have had on the world through the words of family and friends.

Contact Information For

Joey Chandler, You Are Videos

415-948-3959          joey@youare.video           www.youare.video

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Now available at

Ramsey County Library in Roseville and Shoreview:

Memory Minders: A Kit for Caregivers!

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 Memory Minders are specially created for caregivers

caring for people experiencing memory loss

MMkits_2The materials in these kits are specifically selected to spark memories, create conversation and provide positive and engaging interactions between people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and their care partners. The kits are divided into high, middle and low activity levels.

Each Memory Minder kit is unique and features an interactive activity for use with those with memory loss (such as a puzzle, bingo, games or conversation cards), a book with colorful illustrations created for individuals with memory loss, a cd with music to soothe and spark memory, and A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia by Laura Gitlin, which explores the use of activities and other techniques to prevent, reduce and otherwise manage the behavioral symptoms of dementia.

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The Memory Minder Kits are available at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville and Shoreview, and be checked out for three weeks. The kits are renewable and requestable via the library’s catalog at www.rclreads.org.

These kits were created out of a unique partnership between:

Ramsey County Library, Roseville Alzheimer’s & Demential Community Action Team, and sponsorships by Cherrywood Pointe, Lyngblomsten, Sunrise Senior Living, New Perspectives Senior Living, and the Friends of Ramsey County Library.

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Ramsey County Library – Shoreview

4560 Victoria St. N.

Shoreview, MN 55126

651-724-6006

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Caregiver Appreciation

Tuesday – March 7th, 2017

2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT and 7pm London

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Today we are lucky to have Jenn Chan, the founder of the Senior Shower Project which is a project which shows appreciation for care partners.

Viki Kind has been on our a show few times and we are thrilled to have her back with us.  Viki is a Clinical Bioethicist and a highly sought after speaker and author will share her thoughts about the project with us.

Contact Information For

Jen Chan  jenn@seniorshowerproject.com             www.seniorshowerproject.com

Viki Kind    kindethics@gmail.com           www.KindEthics.com

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