Caregiver Connection
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to Help You Help Others
My Journey with Sumi
by KC Mehta

Sumi was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s at age 59. She and husband KC, had been happily married for more than 40 years, but KC had done little caregiving. He shares his journey in Caregiver Connection to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and help others in similar situations find solace.  

"KC, keep fighting the fight for all of us. It is very important we tell our stories to whoever will listen, so the next caregiver might have it a little easier."
Mike, Alzheimer's caregiver
Helping Southeast Michigan's Older Adults

Due to Covid-19, the American House Foundation is fielding an unprecedented number of requests for assistance to low income seniors. Currently the most pressing needs are for older adults are:
  • Food
  • Cleaning and medical supplies
  • Home delivery of groceries and prescriptions
  • Safety items including gloves, hygiene products, and protective gear

As the pandemic continues, these needs will continue to grow. Please join our cause.
  • Donate online at Even a small donation makes a big impact!
  • Spread the word about the work of the American House Foundation in helping seniors in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

American House Foundation is a Michigan 501(c)3 committed to helping seniors in need through grants and research funding. No money goes toward residents at American House Senior Living Communities.
Free Books & Materials
Hearthside Book Club offers free books (audio versions, too) with idea sheets of activities to help caregivers entertain and engage the people they care for.

 Remote Help with Scams, Fraud, Identity Theft & Managing Money as a Caregiver
Stay protected during the Coronavirus outbreak.
No need for an in-person visit.

Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment (SAFE) provides  FREE  financial coaching to older adults and their caregivers to manage money securely and accurately. Schedule an appointment with Program Director LaToya Hall to talk by phone or computer now: or 313-664-2608 . Assistance is safe, confidential and free.
Wayne State University's School of Social Work is providing support to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have published various COVID-19 related tip sheets with resources for health care professionals and the general public. Subjects include anxiety, children and families, intimate partner violence, tele-mental health services, stigma and bias, continuity of care, and remote technology.  Learn more

The Center for Social Work Research has compiled a list of available community resources for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County. Resources include energy, financial, food, health, housing, internet and cell phone service, mental health counseling, transportation, unemployment, and water resources.  Learn more 

Engagement in a
Time of Quarantine
Are you caring for someone with memory problems, dementia or Alzheimer's? Could you use a dose of inspiration? TimeSlips can help.

TimeSlips is a worldwide network of unique resources and certified trainers and facilitators with one purpose -- to help all of us engage with older adults of all cognitive abilities. Receive a weekly email of inspiring creative activities that can be used with older adults near and far. To see the newsletter and sign up, just click the link - it's free!