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March 2019

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Caregiving Tips for Alzheimer's and Dementia Thanks again to Delia Jervier from the Capital of Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for visiting AAACT at Central Texas Council of Governments this past week. Jervier shared great insight on caregiving for dementia and Alzheimer's patients. One point she discussed was that as loved ones digress, there is a tendency to revert to their native language, making communication with facility staff difficult. One example

Conquer your fear of falling with our free 8-week class held on Fridays starting April 26 at 1-3 p.m. This class teaches you to understand your fears and stay active with easy exercises. We'll also cover how to make safety improvements at your home, communicate with your healthcare team and family, change "fall-ty" habits, and more. Class Reviews from A Matter of Balance We conducted a survey at our last class and

Reduce Fall Risks for Seniors with Home Modifications From DailyCaring.comHazards in the home can add up over time, increasing the risk for falls--a top reason why seniors loss independence and mobility. Check out a room-by-room modification guide from AARP that takes you through the entire house explaining specific changes that are necessary to keep seniors safe. Some highlights include:Good lighting, essential for seniors because aging eyes need much more light than

Money Follows the Person Legislation Introduced Shared from an article published by National Consumer VoiceGreat news!  Two bills have been introduced to extend the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program for five years!   Called the Empower Care Act, a Senate bill (S. 548) by Senators Portman and Cantwell, and a House Bill (H.R. 1342) by Congresspersons Guthrie and Dingell, would continue and improve the program through 2023.  Improvements include reducing how long