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Recreational and Social Opportunities

May 18, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

​Home-bound older adults or those with limited support from family or friends may struggle with loneliness. However, there are many services in the West Michigan area that provide companionship and social connections.

Tips to Maintain Friendships

May 14, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

​Friendship and social interaction are an important aspect in every human being’s life, no matter the age. Dementia can be very socially isolating, so it is especially important to maintain a support system to prevent loneliness.

COVID-19 visitor policy and patients with dementia

April 22, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

Are any visitors for people with dementia allowed in hospitals or residential care facilities?

How to get dementia support and information from home

April 20, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

See all upcoming virtual events, classes, and activities for people with dementia, caregivers, and professionals.

Coordinating Care Services

April 16, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

​There are many dementia specialists in the West Michigan area that provide dementia services, but it is often hard to understand and coordinate all the available options. Care management services are one way to help with the overwhelming amount of information available.

Dementia, Advance Care Planning, and COVID-19

April 13, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

What is advance care planning, tips for completing a plan with someone who has dementia, and how to complete documents in the time of COVID-19 social distancing.

Financial Advisors and Diminished Capacity

March 26, 2020 | About RDAC, Caregiver Resources

The role of a financial advisor is to help clients make the best use of their financial resources. Often people’s financial goals change as they grow older and approach retirement, or a different phase in their lives. Financial goals change even more when an individual or family is faced with dementia.

Dementia and Coronavirus - Tips and Resources

March 20, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

What do people with dementia and their caregivers need to know to stay happy and healthy?

Adult Day Centers

March 17, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

Social isolation can be very challenging when dealing with dementia. Adult day centers provide meaningful interactions with others in a safe and stimulating environment.

How to Hire a Caregiver?

March 13, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

When caregiving has become too much and you need to seek outside help, there are many factors worth considering in order to make an informed decision about what the best fit will be for you or your loved one.