Have you tried to discuss finances with your parents or an older family member? If so, you know how challenging this topic can be. AARP share's important information and techniques to help you start talking about financial matters without offending your loved one.

AARP Michigan is live-streaming a series of presentations on Facebook to help caregivers. Watch Difficult Conversations for Caregivers
on August 12 at 3:00 pm.

Could You Qualify for Our
WALLET Study . . . ?

An Institute of Gerontology study — WALLET (Wealth Accumulations & Later-life Losses in Early cognitive Transitions) — is recruiting men and women age 60 and older who manage their own household finances, but feel like their memory is slipping.

To learn more, contact Vanessa at 313-664-2604 or vrorai@wayne.edu.
Get Vaccinated!
It could lower your risk of Alzheimer's
Two studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference shed new light on how pneumonia and flu vaccines could have a major impact on Alzheimer's disease.

Caregiver Empowerment
Easy-to-Follow Trainings on Important Caregiving Issues

If you worry about caring for a relative or friend, especially how to protect them financially, we can help. Our new caregiver web section, "For Family & Friends," offers free resources and training videos on:

Holding Difficult Conversations / Detecting Early Cognitive Decline / Managing Someone Else's Money / Detecting Financial Exploitation

August 20
11 am - 1:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Free virtual educational conference with the latest on Alzheimer’s disease, brain wellness and dementia caregiving.

Guest Speaker Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD! 

Learn about: Brain Health, Powers of Attorney, and
Hope, Humor and Heart in Caregiving
Connecting through Art
for People Living with Memory Loss

Thursday, August 27
Noon - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn through Zoom

Anne Mondro, MFA
Associate Professor
University of Michigan School of Art & Design

Blood Test to Diagnose

by Kanu "KC" Mehta
KC cares for Sumi, his wife of 46 years diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer's disease
Scientists published a report on a new blood test that has the potential to make diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease simpler, more affordable and widely accessible.

It’s a significant step forward: The test identifies signs of the degenerative disease up to 20 years before memory and thinking problems are expected. Researchers estimate that such tests could become available in two to three years. The tests could speed up the hunt for treatments by screening participants for clinical trials more efficiently than is now possible.

“It’s not a cure, it’s not a treatment, but you can’t treat the disease without being able to diagnose it,” one expert said about the blood test.

Help with Scams, Fraud, Identity Theft & Managing Money as a Caregiver

Stay protected. No need for an in-person visit.
financial coaching to older adults and their caregivers to manage money securely and accurately. Schedule an appointment with Program Director LaToya Hall,MSW, to talk by phone or computer now: l.hall@wayne.edu or 313-664-2608. Assistance is safe, confidential and free. Brochure
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