Sometimes I Feel Like a Piece of Bologna

Monday, November 19, 2007

Another resource for Gen Sandwichers

Backed by $6 million in venture and tested by 2,000 users, Caring.com targets the roughly 34 million adults providing personal aid, financial assistance, or both, to an older family member.

According to MSNBC, the Web site covers everything from what to ask when a parent receives a cancer or Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, how to assess driving skills, information on financial, housing and end-of-life issues, to tips for dealing with a difficult sibling.

It uses the latest technology that allows users to assign a rating to articles, which are then ranked according to usefulness.

While the site aims to be a one-stop-shop for information, Andy Cohen, chief executive and co-founder, said the site is also a community for caregivers — mostly 'baby boomers' born between 1946 and 1964 — who can feel overwhelmed by responsibility and isolated from friends.

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My name is Kathy, and I am the primary caregiver for my 79 year old Dad who has Alzheimer's disease and lives with me in North Carolina.

I am writing a daily blog on my Alzheimer's caregiver website that shows the lighter side of caring for someone with dementia.

Please pass this link along to anyone you feel would enjoy it.

http://www.KnowItAlz.com

Thanks,
Kathy

By Blogger Kathy NC, at 5:34 AM  

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