General Interest
Create a Virtual Circle of Friends. 

Empowering Ability has created on how to use technology to develop a "virtual circle of friends" during this time of social distancing and isolation.  A virtual circle is a group of 6 to 8 people that are in a person’s life, who want to stay connected virtually every week while physical distance is a barrier to in-person connection. A Virtual Circle provides daily social connection, lifts loneliness, and deepens relationships.This training is free and consists of 5 video lessons and a 10 page PDF workbook.  Get the free training.

Of Special Interest to Family Caregivers and Friends
Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome

The NTG, NDSS, and the Alzheimer's Association issued a booklet on dementia and Down syndrome. This booklet answers various caregiving questions and explores challenges when caring for someone with Down syndrome affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. It can help caregivers who are supporting an adult who has mid- or late-stage disease and already bring with them their own expertise and wisdom from the daily practice of caregiving. Readers may find information that sparks new realizations or connections that can be put to use. For those who have lost a loved one with Down syndrome due to Alzheimer's, this booklet can help shed light on some unanswered questions, provide insight on how to be a support to other caregivers, or help gain further closure on an undoubtedly difficult process.

To download an English or Spanish language copy from the NDSS click on image.

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