The unpaid family caregiver is the pillar of long-term care in the US. In this country alone, 42 million family caregivers provide care to an adult with limitations. Their contribution is estimated to have an economic value of $450 Billion dollars. This comes at a substantial cost to the caregivers themselves. These numbers are sure to grow, as we are living longer. The fastest growing…
Diane Carbo is an RN,with over 39 years experience. Committed to enhancing the lives of seniors and…Read More
The White House Conference on Aging convenes every 10 years. This conference develops, plans,and initiates public policy on aging. It is…Read More
I'm 84 yrs. old, dealing with COPD and other infirmities, and my 87 yr. old husband has beginning dementia. I'm his caretaker! Our children live 2400 miles away and try to help with a bit of financial assistance. We are living on Social Security and a small, very small, pension. Our medical…Read More
I have a very good friend who isn't able to work due to her mother having Dementia. The girl is a hard worker, but her mother has a limited income so they can't place her anywhere. I would appreciate your signature. Thank you.
My husband was diagnosed with FTD in 2008. He retired in 2004 and we had decided to sell our home, buy an RV and travel all over the US. That dream never happened due to his symptoms early on before he was diagnosed. This disease robs families the opportunities that they would otherwise have. …Read More
A month after my 25th birthday, my father had his first stroke. He died a few months before my 44th birthday. The wonderful news is that we had almost 19 more years with him. The tearful story is how many strokes he had through the years, how many times he was on "no code" and his final three…Read More