Caregiver News Roundup Feb. 14, 2016

icymifebHere’s a roundup of news related to caregivers.

I wrote an article about working daughters which ran in The Atlantic this week. It focuses on the need to support working women with parents, not just women who are parents. You can read it here.

The Portrero Review highlights alarming survey results from UBS. Just 39 percent of survey participants have talked with their children about who will take care of them in old age and only  23 percent have saved for their future care. Long term planning is key.

U.S. News & World Report lists some practical questions to ask if you are considering hiring an aide to help your parents stay in their homes.

And there is encouraging news in USA Today. The paper reported on a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine showing a decline in dementia rates.

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1 comment on “Caregiver News Roundup Feb. 14, 2016”

  1. Randy Algar Reply

    My brother and I just moved our mom into assisted living. My mom has dementia and cant be alone. Neither of us can have her at home as she would burn our house down. Both of us are trying to deal with her not wanting to be there and its difficult. We both are up at night both worry. Reading your posts have helped Thank you

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