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Honor a Caregiver

Join us in honoring the millions of family members and friends serving as Alzheimer’s caregivers.

“I thank my son, who put his career on hold to help me care for my mom, living with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. You are your grandma’s treasure and my hero!”
Gerry
“I pay tribute to my daughter and son-in-law for the care they are providing for my son-in-law’s father. This is not an easy task for a young family to undertake, but they have done their very best at every step.”
MJ
“All caregivers are amazing! I know firsthand the overwhelming emotions that come with the role. My love and strength are with every person who provides care to a loved one.”
Clarke
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Whether you provide daily caregiving, participate in decision-making, or simply care about a person with the disease, we have resources to help.  

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8 Ways to Support an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Learn

Educate yourself about Alzheimer’s disease. The more you know, the easier it will be to find ways to help.

Build a Care Team

Organize family and friends who want to help with caregiving. Coordinate helpers and share tasks with a care team calendar.

Give Caregivers a Break

Make a standing appointment to spend time with the person living with dementia and to give the caregiver an opportunity to recharge.

Check In

Many Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers report feeling isolated or alone. Be sure to check in to help them feel supported.

Tackle the To-Do List

Ask for a list of errands or chores that need to be done. It can be hard for a caregiver to find time to check these tasks off their list.

Be Specific and Be Flexible

Specific offers of support (“I’m going to the store; what do you need?”) can be more helpful than open-ended offers (“Call me if you need anything”).

Help for the Holidays

Help caregivers at the holidays by offering to help with cooking, cleaning or gift shopping, or by offering to host family celebrations.

Join the Fight

Honor a person living with the disease and their caregiver by getting involved with the Alzheimer’s Association: Volunteer, fundraise, advocate and more.

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