Being a family caregiver can be an overwhelming resonsibility, filled with stress, and complicated by the dual responsibilities of balancing career expectations while providing competent care for the one you love.
Caregiving duties may range from helping to manage finances, to determining if someone should still be driving, to understanding behavioral changes and guiding family dynamics. Since Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are progressive, the person living with the disease will need more assistance as the disease progresses. The physical and emotional toll on a family caregiver is heavy, but those who get connected to help and resources experience better health and financial outcomes than people who try to make the journey by themselves.
Getting help early and often is important. The Alzheimer's Association can provide you with the tools necessary to cope, learn and survive. Our resources are offered free of charge and include education, support, care planning and consultations, assistance with financial, legal and housing decisions, and more. Contact Tim Harrington at 800.272.390 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on all the Association has to offer.
Three Powerful Tools for Family Caregivers
The 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900
- The "front door" to all the Association provides
- Access to available local community resources and programs
- Opportunity to get more in-depth help via care consultations and support groups
Education and Training
Award winning resources at: www.alz.org/care
- Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Center - a world of resources
- Alzheimer's Navigator - chart your personal journey and plan ahead
- AlzConnected - Connect others via online chat boards and message centers
- Dementia and Driving Resource Center
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The Effects of Caregiving
Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Money and Retirement