BENEFITS OF SOCIAL ADULT DAY CARE

 Dear Reader, Sometimes it is easy to overlook the importance that socialization and interaction with peers, specifically people who are not family members, has on the health of a human being.  Social isolation is a prominent cause of anxiety, stress, paranoia and depression.  When for the majority of the time, people feel any of those […]

10 Ways to Help a Caregiver

November is National Family Caregivers Month, which puts the focus on the more than 44 million men and women who devote an average of 20 hours per week caring for a family member, spouse or other loved one who is unable to care for themselves. 10 Ways to Help a Caregiver Within each caregiving arrangement, […]

Aging in the Shadows, an Update on Social Isolation Among Older Adults in NYC from UNH

In it’s study “Aging in the Shadows, an Update on Social Isolation Among Older Adults in NYC,” United Neighborhood Houses notes that caregiving can contribute to social isolation: “Though it may seem counterintuitive, being a caregiver of an older adult can lead to higher rates of isolation and depression,especially among caregivers of individuals with dementia.Caregivers […]

Free Webinar co-hosted with Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Join Us for a Free Webinar Co-Hosted by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America & PSS Circle of Care   Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Brain Health: What It’s All About   This presentation will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illness. A review of normal age-related memory changes, as well as mild cognitive impairment and the […]

2017 DFTA Survey of Unpaid Caregivers in New York City

2017 DFTA Survey of Unpaid Caregivers in New York City “. . . is the first of its kind to examine the extent to which unpaid caregivers’ needs are met in NYC and to identify areas for further improvement . . . It was created to provide actionable and policy-relevant data on the extent to which […]

14 Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress

14 Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress   1. Simplify your lifestyle so that your time and energy are available for things that are really important. 2. Structure your day. Develop routines and predictable schedules to make life easier for you and for your loved one. 3. Worry only saps your energy. Take one day at a time. […]

DFTA 2017 Survey of Informal Caregivers in NYC

DFTA 2017 Survey of Informal Caregivers in NYC   This study is the first of its kind to examine the extent to which unpaid caregivers’ needs are met in NYC and to identify areas for further improvement. The study was created to provide actionable and policy-relevant data on the extent to which unpaid caregivers in […]