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Respite Care and Virtual Support Groups Available for Families of those with Memory Issues – Apply Now!
IA2 in partnership with HFC (formerly Hilarity for Charity) is able to offer respite grants and virtual support groups for American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers and family members, with funding from the CDC Foundation. The grant ends November 30th, so help your neighbors and clients apply TODAY.
Respite Care Grants for people living with dementia or worsening memory issues. IA2 & HFC can fund 25 “Recharge Respite Grants” of $1250 each (50 hours) for American Indian and Alaska Native families. These grants do not require a formal diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s rather an attestation to dementia-like symptoms or worsening memory issues. Families must live in a Home Instead service area. To learn more or to apply for the Respite Care Grants click here.
Online caregiver support groups for caregivers and family of people living with dementia or worsening memory issues. Starting soon a pilot of online caregiver support groups will be rolled out. Support groups are designed for American Indian and Alaska Native families and care partners for people living with memory loss or other cognitive issues or dementia-like symptoms. Several licensed counselors who are either tribally-enrolled or have experience working with American Indian populations are lined up and ready to start. Help us get these groups started by spreading the word. To learn more or to submit interest in participating in the Online Support Groups for caregiving people with memory or other cognitive issues, click here.
Supportive Listening &
Research suggests a specific form of social support—supportive listening—helps enhance cognitive resilience.
According to study results published in JAMA Network Open, people who can count on the availability of a supportive listener tend to perform better than expected cognitively, despite having age- and disease-related changes in brain volume.
The study also suggests considering targeted, specific forms of social support for inclusion in psychosocial interventions or related public health strategies to promote neurocognitive health.
For more information and resources about caregiving visit the IA2 caregiving site here.
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