Facing a loved one with memory loss like David Cassidy? Check out these resources including Saturday workshop

Singer David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," says he is struggling with memory loss.” Dan Steinberg/Associated Press 2009

Singer David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on “The Partridge Family,” says he is struggling with memory loss.” Dan Steinberg/Associated Press 2009

The news out this week that former teen idol David Cassidy has dementia hits close to home for many Baby Boomers.

We’ve written a lot about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and we share some of our best stories below.

This weekend Riverbend Church and Alzheimer’s Texas will present its annual  GPS  Roadmap for Family Caregivers workshop. You’ll learn how to talk to people with Alzheimer’s, what senior living options and home health and hospice options are available and what legal documents are necessary to have.

The event is free and breakfast and lunch is provided. It’s 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Riverbend Church. Register at txalz.org.

Debbie Pearson is the founder of Nurses Case Managment and has written the book "Age Your Way" and "The Blueprint to Age Your Way," which is meant to help you make medical decisions and end-of-life decisions before you need to make them.

Debbie Pearson is the founder of Nurses Case Managment and has written the book “Age Your Way” and “The Blueprint to Age Your Way,” which is meant to help you make medical decisions and end-of-life decisions before you need to make them.

Last September, we wrote about Austinite Debbie Pearson’s book “Age Your Way,” which talked about making your wishes known before you can no longer express what you want.

This month the companion workbook, “Blueprint to Age Your Way,” is out. It offers fillable forms that cover things like medications, personal wishes about medical care, favorite things, fears, concessions you agree to make when the time comes, service providers and business contacts, friends, financial accounts, real estate and business holdings, insurance, logins and passwords to accounts, funeral and burial wishes, obituary and more.

You can find it at Amazon.com for $39.95.

If you’re facing caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia, find these stories online:

Warning signs to look for and how to handle family gatherings

How to keep family members with Alzheimer’s active

How to prepare for a future with Alzheimer’s

How to parent your parent 

How to care for yourself when you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

And inside The Gathering Alzheimer’s Respite

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