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Alzheimer’s Support for Family Caregivers

By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on

Being the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s is challenging, but there are a number of local and online resources that offer assistance and support to family caregivers. Nashville Home Care Assistance can recommend the following websites and outreach programs to families in need of guidance and support.

Alz.org

The Alzheimer’s Association website offers a wealth of information for family caregivers. The site provides information about Alzheimer’s, stress management techniques, care options, and coping techniques to meet the challenges associated with the disease. Additionally, this resource has local chapters in your area if you need in-person support and guidance.

Alzheimers.gov

The alzheimers.gov webpage has a number of useful resources for family caregivers. One such resource is the “Eldercare Locator”, which helps the user search a variety of topics that can be filtered by location. There is also a link to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs if your loved one is a veteran and you need more specific resources. Finally, the site has the number of a 24/7 helpline that connects with the Alzheimer’s Association in case you need immediate assistance or have urgent questions.

Your Local Medical Facility

There are various in-person support groups available for family members as well. Contact your local Alzheimer’s organization and they can provide information regarding caregiver resources in your area. The Alzheimer’s Association has chapters all across the United States that offer caregiver support groups and information sessions to family members. Medical universities and geriatric centers in your area may also offer support groups and other forms of outreach, though you may need to call ahead to check.

It’s not always easy caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, but it’s important to remember you’re not alone. Support groups can help you manage stress and unrest, but you can also turn to Home Care Assistance. Nashville Alzheimer’s home care can give you the time you need for yourself while our compassionate caregivers use our patented Cognitive Therapeutics Method to stimulate cognitive function and promote your loved one’s overall quality of life. Call us today at 615.656.4999 to learn more about in-home or hourly care for your loved one.