Category: Caregivers

The Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

In the event that you have an elderly loved one who is showing some signs of limited capacity and you are concerned about the management of his or her financial affairs, it may be time to talk with your elderly loved one as well as his or her estate planning attorney about the next steps[...]

Tips for Choosing an Elderly Caregiver

[caption id="attachment_5172" align="alignright" width="347"] Home care[/caption] Determining that your family member is in need of additional assistance in the form of a caregiver can be extremely overwhelming, particularly if you have the desire to assist your loved one but do not have the means or the time to dedicate to this effort. More than 41[...]

Julianne Moore’s Oscar Sustains Awareness for Dementia Care

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

Life as a caregiver is tough — especially if you aren’t being paid for it. View image | gettyimages.com 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[...]