The National Institute on Aging produced an easy-to-use guide on caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease. The guide is equally suitable for providing care to people with related dementias. This 145-page document covers the important topics any caregiver or aging professional should become aware of. Sections include:
- Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
- Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease
- Caring for Yourself
- When You Need Help
- The Medical Side of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Coping with the Last Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
The guide is particularly useful for caregivers that are new to Alzheimer’s Disease. The reader will learn about the disease, how it changes a person, how to cope with the changes, future planning, managing everyday activities, taking care of yourself, and other resources available such as websites, support groups, adult day care programs, etc. There is no better introductory guide to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, and best of all – it’s FREE!
Send a link to this page to other caregivers and professionals you may know. It should be made available to support groups everywhere. Information is crucial to successful caregiving. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease is a very difficult job that is both rewarding and stressful. This guide will help the process.