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A Rabbi Confronts Frontotemporal Dementia — “The cruelest disease you never hear of“

Rabbi and Cantor Vicki Axe recently stepped down as spiritual leader of Congregation Shir Ami in Greenwich, Connecticut, to care for her husband. She contributed this essay as a response to a segment on the CBS 60 Minutes program about Frontotemporal Dementia, the condition affecting her husband. [Read more…]

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Rabbi Address featured in Deseret News article about Alzheimer’s and sexuality

Rabbi Address was interviewed in an article in the Feb. 13, 2019 Deseret News, “She has Alzheimer’s. He has a girlfriend. Is he committing adultery?” You can read the article on the Deseret News website here, or download [Read more…]

Organization Programs for Boomers

Restoring the Spirit: A Jewish Spiritual Support Group for Adult Children of People Living with Dementia

Mondays, December 3, 10, 17, January 7 & 14, 8-9:30 p.m., EST, on Zoom (through phone or computer) Tuition: $150 FOR MORE INFORMATION rabbidayle@growingolder.net 215 266 3647 www.growingolder.net If your parent has Alzheimerʼs or other dementia, [Read more…]

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SOM Podcast: Rabbi Michael Goldman, director of Seivah, Life Beyond Memory, for Alzheimers and Dementia

In this Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Address speaks with Rabbi Michael Goldman, creator and director of Seivah, a program whose goal is to create a society, starting with the organized Jewish community, in which dementia [Read more…]

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Seekers of Meaning Podcast: Rabbi Cary Kozberg of Side By Side, Support Group for Caregivers of Older Adults

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guest is Rabbi Cary Kozberg, director of Side By Side, which offers support for families and caregivers of older adults who themselves are coping with “caregiver stress.” [Read more…]

Health and Wellness Programs

Rabbi Address provides video lecture and interview on Aging and Mental Health issues for Florida synagogue

Rabbi Address produced a video lecture and interview on aging and mental health in a Jewish context, to replace a lecture he was forced to cancel last month when he suddenly needed to officiate at [Read more…]

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Rabbi Dayle Friedman and a discussion of Alzheimer’s Disease

Rabbi Dayle Friedman of GrowingOlder.com on her role as spiritual advisor to families dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease. Guest commentary from Nancy Hays, who was a caregiver to her husband while he was afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and from [Read more…]

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What to say to Caregivers – Suggestions for Clergy

Editor’s Note: Nancy Hays was a caregiver to her husband, who recently died from Alzheimer’s Disease. She presented this at a recent seminar Rabbi Address attended in Philadelphia. Nancy is a member of Temple Shalom in [Read more…]