Tips for dealing with the difficult behaviors of an Alzheimer’s patient

Amy Goyer is AARP’s family, caregiving and multi-generational issues expert. She is also a caregiver who spends most of her time in Phoenix, where she is caring for her dad, who lives with her

In a recent article about dealing with her Dad’s behavior she wrote the following:

“As a recent study found, many who have Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Aging in America conference looks at changing role of caregiving

The changing role of caregiving was one of the topics discussed at the recent American Society on Aging’s massive Aging in America 2015 conference in Chicago, Ill.

In a presentation by Lynn Friss Feinberg, senior strategic policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute, the topic of caregiving was discussed. Feinberg has done policy analysis and applied research […]

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A new era: Companies supporting caregivers

Used to be that companies that offered daycare for working men and women were praised for their innovation and their willingness to help employees manage real work/life issues.

Today, the workplace is dealing with a different concern at the opposite end of the age spectrum: Currently, 15 percent of the U.S. workforce works a “second […]

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UK researchers want to understand the emotions of caregivers

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Gerontology Department are conducting a research study, which seeks to understand the emotions of caregivers and how it impacts caregiving in Kentucky.

Interviewers will discuss:

Causes of emotional expression by caregiver
Impact of emotions on caregiving
Further inform the development of Caregiver Emotions Interview Guide

The principal investigator is Adah Carter.

For more information, […]

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Expo Exhibitor OLLI to Host Concert & Art Exhibit

Arts and music featured in “OLLI and the Arts”

A fun afternoon of music and the arts is being presented April 25.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky presents “OLLI and the Arts,” a concert and art exhibit at 3 p.m. April 25 at Tates Creek Christian Church.

Featuring the OLLI Chorus and […]

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KY State Treasurer to Speak on Retirement at Expo

Ky. treasurer will discuss ways to increase the rate of retirement savings at i know expo

Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach will be part of the third annual i know expo to be held from noon to 5 p.m. April 12 at The Lexington Center.

During the most recent Kentucky legislative session, Hollenbach worked on the […]

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What’s new at this year’s i know expo? The Rec Room

At this year’s I know expo – from noon to 5 p.m. April 12 at the Lexington Center – we’ll have a Rec Room full of ideas for how you can spend your free time.

For example, local business Henkel Denmark Landscape will share information about gardening and the benefits it can have for your […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on What’s new at this year’s i know expo? The Rec Room

Caregiving information at the I know expo

Lexington CARES is a cooperative effort coordinated by the city to protect vulnerable people in Lexington. Information about it will be provided at the i know expo which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. April 12 at the Lexington Center.

Through the CARES program, social services, public safety and the United States Postal […]

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‘I Know Expo’ Returns to Lexington Center in April | Hamburg Journal

This great article that recently ran in the Hamburg Journal.

‘I Know Expo’ Returns to Lexington Center in April | Hamburg Journal.

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Learn About Livable Lexington At The Expo

What’s going on at this year’s i know expo? There will be conversation about a Livable Lexington

 

At this year’s i know expo – from noon to 5 p.m. April 12 at the Lexington Center – Mary Crowley-Schmitt with discuss the Livable Lexington Project, which promotes quality of life, economic development and social equity throughout […]

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