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"There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers."
— Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter

               

The best way to reach us is by calling toll-free 800.272.3900, 24/7

 

New for 2013! Caregiver Monday is a day we reserve for caregivers by offering tips, tools and resources to help YOU manage stress, stay healthy and find support. It is our hope that Caregiver Monday will remind YOU that, at least on Mondays, you should take some time out for yourself.

Why Monday? Because research shows that, on the first day of the week, people set weekly health intentions and are looking for help. Think of Monday as the January 1 of each week and resolve to take care of yourself.

Get Caregiver Monday tips every Monday at 10 a.m. on our Facebook or LinkedIn page or through our Twitter feed.

Caregivers Need Care, Too

Caregiver stress is the result of the emotional and physical strain of caregiving. Perhaps you feel frustrated and angry taking care of someone with dementia who often wanders away or becomes easily upset. You might feel guilty because you think that you should be able to provide better care, despite all the other things that you have to do. If you're a caregiver, sometimes you might feel all alone in your journey. And you are probably exhausted when you go to bed at night.

2014 Confident Caregiver Series

Join us for this comprehensive series that provides free monthly educational opportunities for family caregivers to learn about resources and strategies in providing quality care for their loved ones.

Information about Confident Caregiver in Santa Barbara South County, Santa Barbara North County (Santa Maria)San Luis Obispo County, Ventura County

We understand what you are going through. Locally, our professional care consultants are available to you when you need them. Contact the Chapter office nearest you or call us toll-free anytime, day or night, at 800.272.3900. We also offer many support groups for your consideration.

https://www.alzconnected.org/

ALZConnected is a virtual community of people who understand you and your journey with Alzheimer's disease. Whether you are someone diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a family or friend of someone with Alzheimer's or other dementia, or a caregiver, you will find others in your similar situation at ALZConnected. Signing up is easy and it's free. Give it a try.

Unique products and information for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease are available at The Alzheimer's Store. Every product in the store has been carefully selected to make living with Alzheimer's disease as easy as possible. If you click on the link to buy a product, a portion of every purchase you make is donated back to our chapter!

Sign up for "Caregiver Tips & Tools," our monthly newsletter for caregivers, by calling one of our care consultants in any of our regional Chapter offices. Click here to read the newsletter.          

Friends, family members and neighbors may offer to lend a hand with caregiving for a person with dementia – now, with Lotsa Helping Hands, it’s easy to keep track of care volunteers.

There's no one approach to caregiving. Your responsibilities can range from making financial decisions, managing changes in behavior, to helping a loved one get dressed in the morning.

Click here to read the What Now book.

Are you a caregiver for someone with a disabling condition such as Alzheimer's? Do you feel overwhelmed? You may be putting your own health at risk. Take our Caregiver Stress Check, and then get resources that can help.

24-hour helpline: 800.272.3900
We understand you may not know how to get the help you need. We can suggest ways for you to ask family and friends and find local resources. Call us any time, day or night.

The Alzheimer’s Association's ALZConnected is your online communication forum. Share your thoughts and experiences, query your colleagues and make new friends. Please join our community today.

Developed with input from caregivers like you, the Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Notebook is designed to be a tool throughout your journey. Order your copy today.

Check here for resource lists from our expert librarians that cover a variety of topics including good websites to visit, caregiver guides and the caregiver experience.


Caregiver Tips and Tools Archives

Seniors and Computers

Minimizing Risk of Falls

Diagnosis Dementia: Now What?

Exercising for the Brain

A Daughter's Story/Holiday Tips

When Disaster Strikes: Are you prepared?

Planning for Residential Dementia Care

Communicating with People with Dementia

Preparing for Hospital Stays

Do Smart Things with Smart Phones

When Independence Diminishes

How to Make it a Sweet Home

Driving and Dementia

Music Therapy Enhances Cognition

Thou Shalt Not Argue

Get the Help You Need

Art Helps Those Living with Alzheimer's

Help the Children Through Love and Education

Safety and the Right to Bear Arms

Perception: When Seeing is Not Believing

Finding Support When You Need it Most


 

Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.