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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

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.

2015 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.

2015 The Savvy Caregiver

This course from the Alzheimer’s Association will provide clinical-level training for family caregivers. Respite care is available. It's a training program providing training with dementia experts, a caregiver manual and a CD. You will learn skills to assess the abilities of your loved one with dementia and adjust your approach over time, confidence to set and achieve caregiving goals, add strategies to manage activities of daily living.

Know the 10 Signs

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.  This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Help and Hope

Join us for this two-day seminar on November 3 & 6 for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families.  Topics include overview of diagnosis, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, treatment options, community resources and stress-relieving strategies.

Reserve your spot today by contacting Luciana Cramer at lcramer@alz.org or 805.892.4259 x111!

Third Annual Empowering the Caregiver Resource Fair

Thousand Oaks:  Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Oxnard Family Circle between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Come learn about options of care for your loved one and other information for caregiver support at our free resource fair. Vendors will present information about their services and answer any questions. Respite care generously provided free of charge. A healthy lunch will be served.

RSVP to 805.494.5200, by Monday, November 2nd.

Empowering the Caregiver Resource Fair

Santa Maria: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center between 1 and 4 p.m.

Join us for a FREE community resource fair specializing in caregiving for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's. We invite you to share your resources with family and professional caregivers. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak on behalf of your organization and to reach many caregivers in the your community.

Contact Donna Beal at dbeal@alz.org or 805.892.4259 for more information about sponsorship opportunities or  to reserve your space by September 1, 2015.

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

Caregiver Care

Getting the Help You Need

Help Children through Love and Education

Finding Support when You Need it Most

A Daughter's Efforts

Living in the Moment

Dementia Care

Understanding Vascular Dementia

The Light Beyond the Shadowing

Nutrition for Brain Health

Best Practices in Addressing Hallucinations

How to Make It Sweet Home

Music Therapy Enhancing Cognition

Art Helping Living with Alzheimer's

Perception: When Seeing is Not Believing

Exercising for the Brain

Diagnosed with Dementia

Let's Talk About This

Personality Changes in Dementia

The Battle of Bathing

Dementia Friendly Places


Hospice Services and the Dementia Patient

Professional Care

The Difference in Lewy Body Dementia

Planning for Residential Dementia Care

Successful Move to Dementia Care

Financial Preperation for Alzheimer's Care

Hiring In-Home Helpers

Visiting a Loved One in Dementia Care


Thou Shalt Not Argue

Learning the Language

Keeping It Simple

Communicating with People with Dementia


Disaster Situation: Are You Prepared?

Preparing Hospital Stays

Doing Smart Things With Smart Phones

Diminishing Independence

Driving and Dementia

Safety and the Right to Bear Arms

Minimizing Risk of Falls

Traveling with Dementia

When to Stop Driving

Preventing Financial Abuse


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