I belong to a caregivers support group. The thread is called grossed out/need to vent on agingcare.com. We all need support at sometime in our lives! Perhaps you will find ut, you're never alone!View Thread
Hi, I'm posting to tell help my friend Debbie Burleson spread the word about her non-profit organization, A Journey of Heart's. A Journey of Hearts is dedicated to ensuring proper care for loved ones living with Alzheimer's disease. We are committed to giving our parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends a better quality of life, and a better tomorrow with the changes we are working toward today.
Please visit their site and send them words of encouragement as they continue to help their community and loved ones.
Some of you may know of disability advocate and award-winning journalist Richard Cohen's Strong at the Broken Places blog. Have you ever wondered about Richard and his life with M.S., or about the people's he's interviewed and written about, including those with Alzheimer's?
Wonder no more!
"A Patient Voice" is the name of the series of 17 video and audio clips that are companion pieces to the blog. They're from 5-32 minutes long, so I suggest taking them in slowly and looking at the matching blog as you go along.
As a caregiver for a family member with Alzheimer's, I found a resource that can break down the research into more accessible articles. This website has links and quotes to scientific research as well as practical advice.View Thread
Here are several free and low-cost health care resources that may be helpful. If you know of any in your community and want to share the URL (web address) please go ahead and post them here in this thread.
Together, we can help one another through these difficult times.
HRSA.gov --Have you heard of HRSA-supported health centers? They care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. These include dental, immunizations, and mental health care resources.
BenefitsCheckUp.org -- “Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Ironically, millions of older Americans — especially those with limited incomes — are eligible for but not receiving benefits from existing federal, state and local programs.”
Free Clinics-- Use the search to find state and local free clinics and see if one is near you.
NeedyMeds.org Clinics--You do not have to provide any documentation to validate your income. You do not have to provide any other form of identification, such as proof of citizenship or “green card.”
Other--Please make sure and check local resources for tests PAP smear, mammograms, pregnancy testing, prostate cancer screenings, cholesterol screenings, bone density tests, and blood pressure checks. Drug stores, grocery stores with pharmacies, Planned Parenthood, community health centers, local hospitals, senior centers and women's clinics will often have these tests/exams available at low cost or even free. Keep your eyes peeled!
Note:None of these are WebMD sites, so we cannot guarantee content. Clinics may change requirements and/or services offered. Please contact them directly to find current information.
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