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Pensioners set up lunch clubs after new council charges imposed | Carers Chill4us

Pensioners set up lunch clubs after new council charges imposed | Carers Chill4us: PENSIONERS have formed their own lunch clubs which helps carers
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Isle of Thanet Gazette

Minnis Day Centre in Birchington is the sole remaining publicly run centre in Thanet. Some people have stopped attending after being hit by charges of up to £45 per day.

Carer Barry Hardy, 85, set up a club because he cannot afford the new charges to take his wife Kay to the centre.

Following talks between users and KCC, Mr Hardy decided to organise a club to give carers and pensioners a place to gather that did not break the bank.

Treatments for Behavior | Alzheimer's Association

Treatments for Behavior | Alzheimer's Association: Treatments for Behavior

Common changes in behavior

Many people find the changes in behavior caused by Alzheimer's to be the most challenging and distressing effect of the disease. The chief cause of behavioral symptoms is the progressive deterioration of brain cells. However, medication, environmental influences and some medical conditions also can cause symptoms or make them worse.

Overnight Dementia 'Camp' Allows Caregivers Rest : NPR

Overnight Dementia 'Camp' Allows Caregivers Rest : NPR: Overnight Dementia 'Camp' Allows Caregivers Rest

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NEW YORK October 1, 2012, 05:53 pm ET

NEW YORK (AP) — Just after 10 p.m., when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly folks suffering from dementia are just getting started, dancing and shaking tambourines and maracas in a raucous version of "La Bamba."

"It's a party," says an 81-year-old woman, among dozens of patients brought to a Bronx nursing home every night for a structured series of singalongs, crafts and therapy sessions that lasts until dawn.

The program, which appears to be rare, is kind of a "night camp" for dementia victims who don't sleep at night or tend to wake up agitated or become frightened or disoriented by the fall of darkness.

It's meant to provide care and activity — lots of activity — to fill the wee hours for people with Alzheimer's and similar diseases who live at home. And it's meant to provide their caregivers — usually a son or daughter — with a treasured night's sleep.

The Carers newspaper UK

The Carers newspaper

The Carers newspaper

Health and news for Family Carers in the UK

Can you clone: The "Elder Serve Program at Night

The "Elder Serve Program at Night -- provides a supportive environment from early evening to early morning from 7pm-7am. Sleep disturbances, confusion and wandering can put those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia at risk at if not monitored at night. During the night family caregivers are able to have caregiving relief in the form of a full nights rest. During the daytime those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia are able to return home. In some cases the program can be an alternative to full time placement in a nursing home. --- Google for : "Elder Serve Program at Night " for details and reviews

Family Value: Men at Work—As Caregivers - WSJ.com

Family Value: Men at Work—As Caregivers - WSJ.com: Agencies and private firms are rolling out new tools and services to help the growing number of men taking on the role of family caregiver—many of whom are still trying to hold down their day jobs.

Although the traditional stereotype of a family member taking care of an elderly relative is a wife, daughter or daughter-in-law, 45% of Americans in that role are men, according to a Pew Research Center report published in July. It was based on interviews with more than 3,000 adults in 2010.

Help for a 'hidden population' of caregiving kids - CNN.com

Help for a 'hidden population' of caregiving kids - CNN.com: According to a 2006 study conducted by Civic Enterprises for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 22% of high school dropouts in the United States leave school to care for a family member (PDF).

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Young caregivers put life on hold

By Jacque Wilson, CNN
(CNN) - Kim Shifren came home from school one day to find her world turned upside down. Her mom had suffered a massive heart attack; doctors said she would need weeks to recover.
In a matter of minutes, the 14-year-old went from child to child caregiver.
Shifren spent the next month bathing, dressing and feeding her mom before school. When she got home, she cleaned the house and made dinner. Her dad helped when he could, but he worked long hours to support the family.
Two years later, Shifren had to do it all again when her mom had another heart attack. And then again when a third heart attack hit two years after that.

Healthcare professionals need training to deal with the sexual needs of patients, study finds

All healthcare professionals need training to deal with the sexual needs of patients, study finds: All Healthcare Professionals Need Training to Deal With the Sexual Needs of Patients, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Oct. 11, 2012) — Providing healthcare staff with a one-day training course on dealing with the sexual needs of people with an acquired physical disability gave them greater understanding of the issues patients faced and enabled them to address intimate questions more comfortably and proactively.

The findings were so encouraging that the authors of the study, published in the November issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing, are calling for all healthcare practitioners to receive sexuality training, regardless of their role or the area of healthcare they work in.

Pocketalker® - Helping People Hear

Pocketalker® - Williams Sound - Helping People Hear

 The Pocketalker® amplifies sounds closest to the listener while reducing background noise. Ideal for one-on-one conversation, small group and TV listening, or conversing in the car

.... designed to help strengthen communication and minimize frustration associated with ongoing caregiver-to-resident and resident-to-resident interaction -- from dining to occupational therapy to small-group activities such as card playing.  Ideal for one-on-one conversations during assessment interviews with vulnerable elders. This kit features the Pocketalker® personal amplifier, which provides superior amplification of sounds closest to the listener while reducing background noise. This communication tool is lightweight, portable and easy to use. And it can be used with or without hearing aids. ADA and MDS 3.0 compliant.

Free Hearing Aids for the Elderly

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With the cost of many hearing aids in the thousands of dollars, it leaves older people living on a fixed income wondering if free hearing aids for the elderly

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How Do I Get Free Hearing Aids?
5 days ago – Hearing aid manufacturers will often provide these models for free to the elderly and children in order to study their effectiveness.

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