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Dementia & Family Finance

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A just-completed study carried out by the New York City Department…

Police officers and older adults: Criminalizing Aging?

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I recently learned that over a decade when arrests by police…

New Regulations Aim to Improve Quality of Nursing Home Care

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If you or a loved one faces the need for nursing home care, there…

Robbed of a Last Wish

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As a nonprofit health care company with a mission of ensuring…

Have a Loved One with Dementia? CaringKind is All Around You.

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At ICS we think a lot about the family members of the people…

Independence Radio: Nettie Harper: Living with Dementia

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In the latest episode of ICS Independence Radio, host Stephanie…

Alzheimer’s Disease: Every Minute Counts

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ICS’s Dementia Program Director Nettie Harper took issue with Every Minute Counts because of what she sees as deeply flawed assumptions the film accepts about people with Alzheimer’s.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's?

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's? Support is just a phone call away!

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In reviewing our blog recently, I was struck by how much we’ve…

Family on the Front Lines

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More and more, family caregivers are taking on medical roles. If…

Nettie Harper: ICS’s Alzheimer’s Expert

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Meet Nettie Harper, our new expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia services.

Alzheimer & other forms of dementia: The importance of Enjoying the Moment

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NYC cultural institutions offer enjoyment for people with dementia and their caregivers.

Geriatric Dentistry

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Financial resources play a major role in dental neglect. Unfortunately for elderly patients, the consequences of dental neglect can be especially profound.

Family Matters!

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We believe that helping the family members who care for ICS members is one of the most important things we can do. We are also launching a “Circle of Care Lounge,” in January a six-week support group for family caregivers of ICS members.

The Aging American

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The White House Conference on Aging occurs once a decade and is focused on making policy recommendations to the president and Congress regarding the aged. This year the conference focused on the importance of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and their role in decisions Americans make when planning for retirement.

When Memory Fails—Caring for a loved one with dementia

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When a parent, friend, spouse or sibling has dementia it can be—pick your adjective—frustrating, frightening, exhausting, overwhelming, confusing and sad. As your loved one loses his or her memory and the ability to function independently, it naturally evokes strong emotions.
Avoid Dementia—Keep Moving!

Avoid Dementia—Keep Moving!

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Many older Independence Care System members and their caregivers,…