Resources for Family Caregivers Offered by the Alzheimer’s Association

Resources for Family Caregivers Offered by the Alzheimer’s Association
Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease is among the toughest personal journeys someone can make. To make life for caregivers easier, the Alzheimer’s Association has an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center — a resource crammed with valuable information for caregivers of patients at all disease stages. The webpage offers caregivers support in their daily tasks, including tips for more effective communication and resources for understanding behavior at different stages of the disease. But there are also tips on how to find support as a caregiver, including engaging in support groups or message boards, or having a conversation about the time to stop driving. Below are number of topics raised as problematic in two recent surveys of dementia caregiving, released at the start of June — Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month — and raised in an exclusive interview with Monica Moreno, senior director of care and support at the Alzheimer’s Association.

Caregiver health

Caring for a family member can be draining. So to continue to offer quality care, caregivers need to stay physic
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