Category: Caregivers

Julianne Moore’s Oscar Sustains Awareness for Dementia Care

April 23, 2015 Victor Medina Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Dementia, Family 0 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease is an unlikely topic for Oscar buzz, but it nevertheless dominated red-carpet chatter this year, as Julianne Moore was an early favorite to win the Best Actress award for Still Alice. Alice is a devastatingly affecting film about a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore was universally praised for her unshakeable performance […]

Rutgers Launches a Hotline to Help Dementia Caregivers in New Jersey

March 19, 2015 Victor Medina Aging, Caregivers, Dementia, Elder Care, Family, Seniors 0 Comments

Life as a caregiver is tough — especially if you aren’t being paid for it. View image | Studies show that the majority of America’s healthcare providers are gratuitous. That means they are uncompensated volunteers, usually family members, who assume the tremendous burden of elder care on their own. Caring for any senior is […]