What is it like to live with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia. In this eye-opening conversation, she explains what caregivers and loved ones need to know about what is going on in the minds of those with dementia.
An estimated 44 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. provide more than $490 billion in unpaid labor each year. Yet, so many caregivers go unnoticed, unappreciated and unsupported. Alexandra Drane is working to change that.
Teepa Snow knows how tough caregiving can be. She is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that’s needed to cope with it. She offers her tips for caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s and reveals how to recognize when a caregiver needs a caregiver.
If you couldn’t find an assisted living center good enough for your mother, would you build one? Larry Pino did. How is it different than traditional centers? What did he learn during the process. He explains.
Larry Pino’s story is one shared by countless Americans. After his father passed away, Larry’s mother lived on her own — until she couldn’t anymore. That led Larry to some soul-searching and a series of difficult caregiving decisions. When he couldn’t find a senior living facility that he thought was right for his mom, he built his own! That has led to a reinvention of senior living, from the ground up, and the launch of Tuscan Gardens.
Margery Pabst Steinmetz is dedicated to giving caregivers the resources, hope and inspiration they need to carry on with one of the most challenging, taxing and rewarding tasks any of us will ever take on — caring for our loved ones.
Are you one of the 10 million adult children over the age of 50 caring for an aging parent? Do you know someone who devotes time, money and emotional commitment caring for someone living with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or another age-related condition? September is Healthy Aging Month, and while the focus is on the men and women who are getting older — we think it’s just as important to honor and nurture the people who serve as caregivers.
Any caregivers out there? It’s not easy. But there are organizations that provide help and relief. The Community Education & Resource Affiliation of Central Florida is looking for ways to bring exposure to groups that do great work, and asked GB for help.