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Special Concerns of LGBT Caregivers

Introduction

As Americans live longer, greater attention is being paid to the concerns facing aging adults and caregivers. While many issues are the same for all older adults and those who care for them, some unique considerations arise for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people dealing with aging.

 

AARP's Inside E Street: Sandwich Generation (Interview with FCA's Kathleen Kelly)

Uploaded on Oct 25, 2010 insideestreet.org

The Sandwich Generation is dealing with one of the most elaborate juggling acts—caring for an elderly parent, and parenting their own children while working a full time job.

 

2013 Awardees of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving

The 2013 winners, chosen at the close of last year, are described below. The organizations are expected to receive their awards from Family Caregiver Alliance and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation this week at the American Society on Aging's Aging in American Conference held all this week,  March 11-15, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. 

Professional Caregiver to Spousal Caregiver

Posted: 11/4/2013 - My name is Nancy and I am a grad student studying gerontology in addition to caring for a husband who has Frontal-Temporal Lobe Dementia. I am writing my thesis entitled "When the Professional Caregiver Becomes a Spousal Caregiver." I am looking for ten people willing to take part in a study of professional caregivers who have now found themselves in the role of a spousal caregiver. If you are interested in participating in my study please email me at nrbdpanderson@comcast.net.

Archived State-by-State Legislation

Though many states continue to face economic challenges, we applaud those that are forging ahead and working towards creating real solutions that will make real differences in the lives of caregivers. In 2003, already 19 states have introduced legislation that would either explicitly or implicitly assist caregivers. In general, the legislation listed below does not include annual appropriations measures, unless significantly new funding or program development is included in the proposal.

TAC Newsletter

The Newsletter of the Technical Assistance Centers―no longer being published―gathered together relevant information to the aging and lifespan respite networks on best practices, key research findings, and policy trends related to family caregiving and lifespan respite. It included listings of training opportunities and news from both areas.

Gilbert Awards: Application

Thank you for your interest in the Gilbert Awards. The application period for 2014 submissions has ended; though we are no longer accepting applications for this past year, do visit this page again for next year's application. Thank you!

Gilbert Awards 2011: Recipients

The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease
Caregiving Legacy Award: 2011 Award Recipients

 

Four exceptional programs from Minnesota, Illinois, California and Ohio were this year's recipients of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The programs were presented with an award of $20,000 at Aging in America, the Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging in Washington, DC on March 30, 2012.

 

Gilbert Awards 2012: Recipients

The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease
Caregiving Legacy Award: 2012 Award Recipients

 

Three exceptional programs from Wisconsin, Minnesota and California were 2012's recipients of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The programs' organizers were presented with an award of $20,000 each at the 2013 Aging in America conference, an annual event of the American Society on Aging, held this year in Chicago, Illinois.

 

El Cuidado de Sus Padres Junto con Sus Hermanos (Caregiving with Your Siblings)

Introducción

Cuidar a sus padres puede ser complicado, y si sus hermanos y hermanas también participan, el asunto se puede volver aún más complejo. Si bien sus hermanos pueden ser una ayuda enorme y su mejor apoyo, también pueden ser una fuente de estrés.

En esta ficha descriptiva aprenderá cómo identificar la dinámica familiar que puede afectar el cuidado de sus padres, las maneras en que sus hermanos pueden ayudar, cómo aumentar las posibilidades de obtener dicha ayuda y cómo controlar las emociones que surgen.

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