Brain Injury Awareness Month -Stakeholder Day in D.C.

Received from Administration for Community Living: Please join the Administration for Community Living (ACL) this March in observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month. ACL will host Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Stakeholder Day on March 3, 2020, and a brown bag lunch during Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill on March 4, 2020. Brain Injury Awareness … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Month -Stakeholder Day in D.C.

Advocate at the Capitol for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Are you interested in being an advocate at the Idaho State Capitol for Alzheimer’s and other dementias? The Idaho Alzheimer’s Association can help you out with training and even the logding if you are traveling from outside the Treasure Valley. All of this will help gear up for the 2020 Alzheimer’s Advcocacy Day on February … Continue reading Advocate at the Capitol for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Are you in need of respite?

Are you in need of respite? There are programs scattered around Idaho offering some form of respite service. Check out the current list of programs that are supported in part by grant monies received through the Idaho Commission on Aging from the US Administration of Community Living click on the following link, Respite programs in … Continue reading Are you in need of respite?

Molina Healthcare Believes in the ICA Mission

It is no suprise, but last Thursday Molina Healthcare provided the Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA) a donation and said they believe in the mission and work we do. This work could not be done without each and every one of our family caregivers throughout Idaho, you help us get the job done.  We are so … Continue reading Molina Healthcare Believes in the ICA Mission

The Invisible Health Care Provider: Family Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia

This information was from the Alzheimer and Dementia Resource Center: As we recognize National Family Caregivers Month and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, join NCOA’s National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Resource Center and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging for a webinar focused on dementia-related services and supports. Stephanie Hughes will highlight the types of … Continue reading The Invisible Health Care Provider: Family Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia

A new national center for traumatic brain injury to open

The Administration for Community Living announced that the Human Services Research Institute in partnership with the National Association of State Head Injury are launching the Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance and Resource Center. The goal of this new center is to help states promote access and supports to individuals who have sustained a TBI. To … Continue reading A new national center for traumatic brain injury to open

Have you completed your annual medication review?

As we age, and as our loved one ages, it is important to conduct an annual review of the regular medications consumed. Preparing for your annual medical/health check-up is a great time to complete your medication review. Make a list of what medications you are taking and any questions you might have for your healthcare … Continue reading Have you completed your annual medication review?

Apps or web-based methods that help people coordinate the care of dementia.

The National Institute on Aging announced the winners of this year’s NIA Eureka Prize competition. The challenge was for innovators to come up with mobile device apps or web-based methods that could help individuals navigate and coordinate the care of dementia. To read the full article and see what to keep an eye out for, … Continue reading Apps or web-based methods that help people coordinate the care of dementia.

October is Residents’ Rights Month

Although we want to make sure you are aware of your loved one’s rights all year long, we thought you should know about October’s Residents’ Rights Month. The goal of Residents’ Rights Month is to provide education and awareness around the rights individuals have when staying in long-term nursing homes or assisted living facilities; specifically, … Continue reading October is Residents’ Rights Month