What does it mean when someone is said to have dementia? For some people, the word conjures up scary images of “crazy” behavior and loss of control. In fact, the word dementia describes a group of symptoms that includes short-term memory loss, confusion, the inability to problem-solve, the inability to complete multi-step activities such as preparing a meal or balancing a checkbook, and, sometimes, personality changes or unusual behavior.
Whether you become a caregiver gradually or all of sudden due to a crisis, or whether you are a caregiver willingly or by default, many emotions surface when you take on the job of caregiving. Some of these feelings happen right away and some don’t surface until you have been caregiving for awhile. Whatever your situation, it is important to remember that you, too, are important. All of your emotions, good and bad, about caregiving are not only allowed, but valid and important.
Family Caregiver Alliance announces new webinars & an online service to connect caregivers to innovative tools to care for loved ones at home
SAN FRANCISCO--December 17, 2014--Most long-term care in this country is performed by families, not institutions. And, as in other areas of our society, new technologies have emerged as change agents in that care.
"Tech4Care". . . FCA's New Advertising Program Markets Products and Services to Caregivers on Caregiver.org
Family caregiving is a rapidly growing, increasingly important field, as is the development of Innovative, technology-driven products for use by family caregivers. For 35 years, Family Caregiver Alliance has been working closely with family caregivers on their most complex care and planning needs, so we understand that families need input about, and access to these innovative technologies to substantially improve their lives.
FCA+ (Plus) is a new, signature program of Family Caregiver Alliance. Beginning in January of 2015, FCA will be offering new fee-for-service care management. Currently this service will be offered to clients residing only in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will begin accepting clients as of January 1st. Please read below for the types of services this program offers. If you live in the SF Bay Area, you may call our toll free number (800) 445-8106 to speak with someone directly about signing up.