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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

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.

2018 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.

2018 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.

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. 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. Scroll down to read our archived newsletters.

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


Alz Community Mourns Mrs. Reagan

Caregiver Care

Holiday Tips for Ages 1 to 92

What About You?

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

The MIND Diet: A New Year's Resolution

Important Elements of Thought I

Important Element of Thought II

Important Element of Thought III

Important Element of Thought IV

Alzheimer's Atlas Mapping & Navigating the Course of the Disease

What's Happening in the Brain

The Name of the Game is I Like It Like That

A Change of Plans

Humor Helps Maintain Dignity

What You Wear Affects How You Think

Illusion of Choice

What Makes your Loved One Great

What to Expect from a Dementia Evaluation

Understanding Frontotemporal Dementia

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

A Change of Plans

Alzheimer's Association Education Care and Support for All Affected

The Difference in Lewy Body Dementia

Planning for Residential Dementia Care

Successful Move to Dementia Care

Financial Preparation for Alzheimer's Care

Hiring In-Home Helpers

Visiting a Loved One in Dementia Care


To Tell or Not to Tell Discussing a Death With Your Loved One

They Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel

Thou Shalt Not Argue

Learning the Language

Keeping It Simple

Communicating with People with Dementia


Our Duty to Protect

Going the Extra Mile

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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