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2012

August 2012
Justice for Family Caregivers After Years of Family Caregiving This episode of Family Caregivers Unite!, hosted by Dr. Gordon Atherley, features a radio interview with Kathy Kelly, Executive Director of Family Caregiver Alliance, & Marilyn Pytka, a family caregiver from Canada. [August 7, 2012]

July 2012
Technology Helps Seniors Stay at Home Leah Eskenazi, Operations Director of FCA, is quoted on introducing assistive technology devices to seniors experiencing memory loss. Mobile Kiplinger - July, 2012. EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the July 2012 issue of Kiplinger's Retirement Report.

April 2012
7 things every exhausted woman should do for herself Leah Eskenazi, Operations Director of FCA, is mentioned discussing the need for self-care. Oprah.com - April 12, 2012.

March 2012
Caring for elderly parents catches many unprepared Kathy Kelly, MPA, Executive Director of FCA, discusses the importance of advanced directives. USA Today - March 25, 2012.

5 reasons to sign a caregiver agreement Leah Eskenazi, MSW, Operations Manager at FCA, discusses the importance of putting a caregiver agreement into writing. Bankrate.com- March 2012.

Health 411: Aging mom may have dementia, and family doesn't know what to do Kathy Kelly, MPA, Executive Director of FCA, discusses the four legal documents needed to make decisions about medical care for a loved one. Los Angeles Times- March 13, 2012.

Finding God While Caring for Aging Parents Leah Eskenazi, MSW, Operations Manager at FCA, is re-quoted on caregiving's potential rewards (Woman's Day article), March 2012.

When You're the Caregiver Leah Eskenazi, MSW, Operations Manager at FCA, discusses the continuum of how people become caregivers, provides strategies to begin difficult conversations with parents, and suggests thinking through issues with having a loved one move in. Woman's Day- March 2012.

February 2012
Healthy Ways to Cope With Caregiver Stress Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Executive Director at Family Caregiver Alliances, discusses how caregiving can lead to elevated levels of cortisol (stress hormone) and differences between men and women in caregiving. YouBeauty.Com-February 23, 2012.

The increasingly male face of caregiving Edrena Harrison, ACSW, Information Programs Specialist, discusses how demographics, geographically spread out families, and a greater willingness to self-identify are driving a trend of increasing numbers of male caregivers. Chicago Tribune-February 14, 2012.

Alzheimer's Research Gets Funding Boost Sean Coffey, MPA, Policy Specialist, discusses the recent announcement from the Obama Administration that the National Institutes of Health will immediately allocate $50 million in funding for Alzheimer's research and will propose an additional $80 million in his next budget for research and $26 million for outreach and caregiver supports. Kaiser Health News Capsules Blog-February 7, 2012.

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