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End-of-Life Decisions for Individuals with IDD and Dementia

This webinar, led by the Hospice of the Western Reserve, assists caregivers in identifying the value of and barriers to recognizing end-of-life in older adults and individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and dementia. It also emphasizes the importance of Advanced Care Planning for caregivers, and provides tips for healthcare professionals to aid in end-of-life discussions.

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By Sally Tomko | 10/27/2022

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4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Mealtime with Dementia

Over time, people develop unique relationships with food – determining what they like and do not like. It is commonplace to have a favorite meal, type of food, place to eat, etc. Individuals living with dementia, however, commonly experience changes from their normal food habits. Depending on the person and what stage of dementia they are in, a loved one may show changes in things like appetite, eating habits, food preferences or swallowing ability.

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By Ashlee Cordell | 10/14/2022

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8 Things to Know About High Blood Pressure and Dementia

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 116 million, or just about half of all Americans, live with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Untreated hypertension is very dangerous, as it puts people at risk for heart disease, stroke, and chronic health issues.

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By Jennifer Burke | 10/14/2022

The Basics of Medicare Benefits

Medicare enrollment period is beginning October 15th! Join us for an informative webinar discussing the basics of Medicare and how individuals over 65 can enroll for Medicare benefits. Information includes an overview of Medicare coverage and enrollment conditions with a special focus on considerations for individuals with or at-risk for dementia.

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By Cynthia Walker | 10/13/2022

16th Annual Katz Policy Lecture: Diversity in Aging

This year, the 16th annual Katz Policy Lecture examines diversity in aging. Our keynote speaker, Lauren Pongan, national director for the Diverse Elders Coalition, discusses new directions in national and state policies related to older adults and their family and friend caregivers from diverse and marginalized communities. Following our keynote speaker, a reactor panel of industry experts gives their responses to the presentation and discusses their impressions of the impacts of these policies to individuals and the communities they are a part of.

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By Lauren Pongan, Alan Nevel, Willie Wright, Lindsay Goldman | 09/30/2022