Timely Tips for Caregivers
Get Involved in Clinical Trials
Trial Match is the Alzheimer's Association free matching service for healthy volunteers and those with the disease to get matched with pharmacological and non-pharmacological studies in their area. Finding a cure greatly depends on participants for these types of studies. Some studies may even compensate the caregiver and person with dementia. Visit http://www.alz.org/trialmatch for more information.
FEMA Launches Hurricane App
Are you ready for hurricane season? FEMA’s new app can help you prepare. Receive alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations. Get safety reminders, read tips to survive natural disasters and customize your emergency checklist. Locate open shelters and how to contact FEMA. Upload and share your disaster photos to help first responders. Download the app at https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app.
Resource Guides Available
If you’re assisting an aging loved one, locating information about services and resources can be time consuming. Fortunately, two helpful resources make the job easier. The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors and the Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill cover all the bases. Access both documents in the Elder Law Practice’s Family Education Center at http://www.tn-elderlaw.com/resources.~