Here’s the week’s news and resources you can use. As always, thank you for the work you do to help our elders.
Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s
Young adults who have an increased genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease may already show differences in how their brains handle spatial navigation, a small study suggests.
Resources for Long Distance Caregivers
Being a caregiver comes with many challenges, and acting as a long distance caregiver comes with even more obstacles. The National Institute on Aging has created several resources to help long distance caregivers. The tip sheets offer advice on different type of information that should be accessed, sharing responsibilities among a family, and referrals for services. Additionally, using their hashtag, #caregiving, will help to spread these great resources to other families that may need them. Click here to view the resources.
Webinar: Current Trends in Benefits Access
The Center for Benefits Access, housed by the National Council on Aging, is hosting a webinar on the current trends in benefits access. Many changes to state and national policies have occurred over the last year, changing the climate for low-income Medicare beneficiaries. NCOA presenters will teach attendees about the trends for low-income beneficiaries over the past year and offer predictions for 2016. The webinar is free of charge and will take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Click here to view details and register.
How do you find residential care for someone with Alzheimer’s?
If a loved one or a friend has Alzheimer’s, there may come a time when it’s no longer possible for them to live at home. You may want to look for another place for the person to live, and residential care may be the best option. But how can you choose the best place? And where do you start? See how to choose residential care for someone with Alzheimer’s.