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Staying Connected

Social support is a core factor in the well-being of caregivers and care-recipients. Without connections to extended family and friends, community groups, and healthcare networks, the caregiving for dementia journey can be lonely and socially isolating.

How might our connections to others, whether they’re physical or virtual, play a role in innovative caregiving ideas? How might we combat social isolation and depression for both the caregiver and the care-recipient?

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To find all caregivers who need help, and connect them with people of love and compassion in their community, who will help them.

To find all caregivers who need help, and connect them with people of love and compassion in their community, who will help them.

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YouthCare is a respite and memory care program that partners trained student volunteers and persons with early-stage dementia one on one.

YouthCare is a respite and memory care program that partners trained student volunteers and persons with early-stage dementia one on one.

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MemoryWell is a national network of journalists writing the life stories of those living with Alzheimer's and dementia.

MemoryWell is a national network of journalists writing the life stories of those living with Alzheimer's and dementia.

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