Issue 27
Did you miss our Meaningful Life with Alzheimer's Conference in November?
No worries. You can watch the recording now on YouTube.

Impactful Caregiving - Step by Step
Jill Gafner Livingston, BSBM, CDP,
Owner, Global Training Experts

Lonesome Traveler to Awareness Activist: A Care Partner’s Journey
Jim Mangi, Caregiver and Alzheimer’s Assoc Community Educator
Baker Fraud Report
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Prevent Elder Financial Abuse with These Guides

Get the Office for Older American's new guide on preventing and reporting elder financial abuse. It walks through four steps to fighting elder financial abuse: Prevent, Recognize, Record, and Report. The guide lists red flags to watch for, shares some common scenarios, and includes resources you can use to help your loved one. Download or order the new guide for free.

Managing Someone Else’s Money lets you explore options when choosing a financial caregiver and better understand your role when acting as a financial caregiver.
Were You Scammed?
SAFE Counseling Could Help

Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment (SAFE) provides free financial coaching to older adults and caregivers to help them manage money securely and accurately. If you've been a victim of fraud or exploitation let SAFE help you recover your money.

Schedule an appointment with Program Director LaToya Hall by phone or computer now: or 313-664-2608. Assistance is safe, confidential and free. Brochure

Worried you might be vulnerable to financial exploitation?

Events & Activities
Living Grief Program for Family Caregivers

The University of Michigan's new Living Grief program is a twice monthly exploration of grief for family caregivers of adults living with a dementia. The program is offered virtually for six months. The next session will begin this spring. A variety of topics will be discussed, including ambiguous loss, anticipatory grief, and relationship changes.

Free Virtual Programs for Caregivers
Henry Ford’s C.A.R.E. Program provides virtual support for family caregivers and the community. The program offers a variety of FREE classes to help you — the caregiver — and the person you care for. You do NOT have to be a Henry Ford patient or employee. Resources are open to everyone.

In the News
1 in 5 Americans is a Caregiver
When Brian LeBlanc found out he had Alzheimer's disease, the idea of living well was far from his mind. The neurologist delivering the news didn't even make eye contact, he says. He announced the diagnosis, "got up and said, 'I'll be right back,' and he just walked out the door," LeBlanc recalls. More

"Every holiday season I hear from loved ones that they have no idea what to get me," explains Mary Lou Wilson, a great-grandmother. "That happens once you've orbited the sun more than ninety times, like I have." More

Caregivers Needed for Research Studies
COVID-19 Coping and Resilience Care Partners Study (CARE)
This study investigates experiences among couples living with dementia during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic to learn more about ways to help both partners live well together. The study is looking for couples (married or living together) residing in Michigan in which one partner has received a diagnosis of dementia within about 5 years or has early symptoms of dementia. For more information, contact the study team at or 734-232-4565.