Providing Relief for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

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Caregiver Stress Test

The Caregiver Stress Check, available by the Alzheimer’s Association, helps caregivers to Alzheimer’s patients identify caregiver burnout, and offers resources to help deal with the burnout.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Caregiver Guide
This informative guide offers useful tips and advice for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s patients.

Caregiver Guide
The National Institute on Aging provides a detailed guide to help those who care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease from becoming overwhelmed.

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Forum
The American Geriatric Society offers an informative Q&A section concerning caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients.

Support Network
The Mayo Clinic provides tips for the Alzheimer’s caregiver to get help from friends and family in sharing the burden of care.

Respite for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center offers a downloadable PDF fact sheet with information about respite care for Alzheimer’s patients.

Elder Abuse Can Be Reduced by Training Caregivers About Dementia
This informative article, available on HealthCentral.com, outlines the increase in elder abuse among Alzheimer’s patients and provides insight as to how to combat the issue.

What the Caregiver Needs
HelpGuide.org offers tips and advice to Alzheimer’s caregivers for maintaining emotional and physical fitness.

Communications Basics for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
This helpful article from About.com provides tips for caregivers to maintain effective communication with Alzheimer’s patients.

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s
This informative overview provided by the National Institute of Aging details all aspects of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.

How Alzheimer’s Affects the Brain

AgingCare.com offers this informative primer for caregivers to help understand how Alzheimer’s patients think.

Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Roundtable
This downloadable PDF gives a detailed explanation as to why the caregiver caring for an Alzheimer’s patient needs relief.

Alzheimer’s: When to Stop Driving
MayoClinic.com provides valuable tips and advice for helping those whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s take the keys away once and for all.