Monday, February 18, 2019

Music Memory

I saw an interesting segment on the news last night. It discussed how music is very beneficial to Alzheimer's patients. In fact there are sections in the brain (the medial temporal lobe) which remains preserved from the damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease.  Also the functional mode network (FMN) which connects sections of the brain, works better and may be improved when listening to familiar music.  What music did your family member enjoy?  Burn the songs onto a CD, or MP3 player, print the lyrics and sing with your loved one!  It doesn't matter if you cannot carry a tune!  It will really help their brain, and will improve your mood as well!  Music and Memory

Repeated Exposure To Familiar Music Alters Functional Connectivity In Alzheimer's

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Forums and Online Support Groups

We are very pleased to announce that our Closed and Private Facebook support group has been launched.  Since Facebook members must be 13 years and older, kids younger than 13 can join with their parents. It will allow us to share our daily struggles, connect with other kids, and be a great place to "visit" when an understanding ear is needed.

You can find our Kid Caregivers Support Group (Facebook group) by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2BjLHjg

We look forward to hearing from you and helping out!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Colorado Global Ambassadors

Welcome Parker and Lilly!  They did an awesome job introducing the Kid Caregivers Puzzle Time Program to the state of Colorado!  They had a great time with the residents, and made such a difference in so many lives!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Our Flyer :-)


Kid Caregivers
An intergenerational program to benefit Alzheimer’s patients, and provide support to caregiving youth
Kid Caregivers (www.kidcaregivers.com) is a 501c(3) organization that was founded by Hailey Richman, age 11.5, who has a grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease. She has been a caregiver for her grandma since she was 4 years old. Hailey was named a Hasbro Community Action Hero and a Prudential Spirit of Community National Honoree for her dedication to Alzheimer’s work. She is also the Associate Director of Puzzles To Remember. The mission of Kid Caregivers is to provide support to caregiving youth; and intergenrational programs to benefit the dementia community.

Max Wallack is Associate Director and Advisor at Kid Caregivers. He is a Harvard Medical School student, currently doing research at the Center for Neurological Imaging. He was a caregiver to his great grandma who had Alzheimer’s disease. He is the founder of Puzzles To Remember www.puzzlestoremember.org a 501c3 organization that has supplied over 100,000 puzzles to Alzheimer’s facilities.

1.4 million kids are acting as caregivers in the United States

47 million people worldwide, and 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease THERE IS NO CURE!
But Kid Caregivers has a program which offers support and helps slow the progression.

Kid Caregivers has chapters in over 16 states, and 4 countries, and is rapidly expanding!
         In person and online peer-to-peer support for caregiving youth
         Intergenerational Alzheimer’s programs (Puzzle Time and Creative Arts)
         Community service credit awarded for civic engagement

We are recruiting youth, ages 9-17. For more information about volunteering and becoming a Global Ambassador visit us at: www.kidcaregivers.com or email us at: kidcaregivers@gmail.com

If you are interested in having Puzzle Time at your care facility or nursing home please contact us at kidcaregivers@gmail.com! We will donate therapeutic Alzheimer’s puzzles to your facility, and locate students to volunteer with your residents!
We are always looking to expand!

All contributions to Kid Caregivers are tax-deductible, under Sec.501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 61-1888629
Wish List

      Low piece count puzzles
      iPod Shuffles