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New Poll: Americans Woefully Unprepared for Alzheimer’s and Caregiving

Results from a Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and Caring Across Generations poll released today reveal that most Americans are not aware of the higher prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease among women (2 out of 3 cases), are not discussing brain health with their doctors, and not prepared for the emotional or financial demands of caregiving, either for themselves or for older family members. This is even though two in three Americans are caregiving Americans, and the average caregiver puts in 35.9 hours a week – amounting to almost a full-time job. Americans across gender, race and party lines are deeply motivated by Alzheimer’s and caregiving needs as a political issue, and overwhelmingly indicated that they would support candidates who prioritize quality care for older adults and support for caregivers (85%); funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research (74%); access to quality childcare (68%); and universal paid family leave (67%).

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Washington One Step Closer to Passing Historic Legislation for Caregiving Families

OLYMPIA, WA (April 17, 2019) — On Tuesday evening, caregiving, aging, labor and disability rights advocates in the state of...

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First Citizen-led Campaign with Bold New Solution to Provide Long-term Care Launches in Nation’s Oldest State

New study says waitlists could be eliminated and care services could be expanded to cover almost five times as many...

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Representative Hoadley and Senator O’Brien Honored as 2018 Care Champions

Rep. Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) is awarded for being the chief sponsor of the Long-Term Care Study Bill (HB 4674) and Senator...

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New York City Council Member Margaret Chin Honored as 2018 Care Champion

Council Member Margaret Chin awarded for her leadership on behalf of seniors, caregivers, and home care workers City Hall Senior...

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67K Mainers say the time is now for Home Care for All

MAINE ACTIVISTS SUBMIT MORE THAN 67,000 SIGNATURES TO ADVANCE NATION’S FIRST HOME CARE FOR ALL CAMPAIGN AUGUSTA, ME (January 26,...

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New State Caregiving Program Needs More Dollars, Say Advocates

CARING ACROSS GENERATIONS RENEWS CAMPAIGN TO ENSURE FUNDING FOR POPULAR KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (January 23, 2018) — Yesterday,...

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Senior Care for All Launches in Nation’s Oldest State

MAINERS LAUNCH NATION’S FIRST REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN FOR UNIVERSAL HOME CARE (SOUTH PORTLAND, ME) – In the nation’s oldest state, volunteers...

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#CaringMajority Day of Action to Stop Cuts to Medicaid

Grassroots Groups Renew Protests Nationwide to Protect Seniors and Caregivers from New Medicaid Attacks in Federal Budget National Day of...

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Senate GOP Bill is an Affront to an Aging and Caregiving Nation

MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Janet Kim 917-596-5519 janet@caringacross.org Deep cuts to Medicaid destroy foundations for how millions...

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