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Whether you have Alzheimer's or are caring for someone with the disease, you don't have to do it alone. Learn about services you may need as the disease progresses, products and organizations that can help, and how to get involved in volunteer or advocacy work.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Homes and Dementia Care
Do you have questions about nursing homes? I've compiled some frequently asked questions and answers on different care options, the associated benefits and concerns, and payment options.

How to Know When It's Time for Nursing Home Care
Are you struggling with the question of if it's time to move your loved one to a nursing home? Learn 5 signs that it might be time to consider long-term care placement or additional resources in the home.

5 Tips for Adjusting to Living in a Nursing Home
If you're faced with the need to move to a nursing home, how can you make the most of this difficult change? Consider these 5 tips.

9 Tips for Researching and Choosing a Nursing Home
Wondering how to find a quality nursing home? Learn what to look for in a facility, its staff and its resident care.

Would a Dementia Unit Benefit My Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease?
As you research and choose a long term care facility for your loved one, you may come across some facilities that have special dementia care units. Learn what factors to consider as you decide what would be most beneficial for your family member.

Home Health Care and Alzheimer’s
Wondering how home health care can help provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia? Here is a list of services that home care agencies typically provide, as well as payment options and how to choose an agency in your community.

Education and Training for People Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers
Does training and education really make a difference?

6 Options for In-Home Help
Are you wondering how to continue to care for your loved one at home? Do you need more support to do so? Here are six options that can lighten the load.

Choosing an Assisted Living Facility
Choosing an assisted living facility for your loved one with dementia is not simply a matter of finding the facility that's closest to you or that you can afford. Facilities differ greatly in their skills and abilities to manage residents with dementia, and this article will describe the key factors that will help you decide which facility may...

Which Types of Caregiver Support Are Most Helpful?
If you're a caregiver, you may have been told to find out about caregiver support services in your community. But what types of caregiver support are available, and which ones are most helpful? Find out what the research says about various caregiver support services and how to find help near you.

Web Resources on Alzheimer's Disease
These nine websites offer information about Alzheimer's disease services, caregiving resources, and related organizations that might have a chapter or office near you. I encourage you to explore what they have to offer.

What is an Alzheimer's advocate and how do I become one?
An Alzheimer's advocate is someone who speaks out on behalf of those affected by Alzheimer's disease and supports policies and programs that will hasten an end to Alzheimer's and help those currently affected by the disease. Learn how to become an Alzheimer's advocate.

How Can I Join The Fight Against Alzheimer's?
When your life is affected by Alzheimer's, it's natural to want to join the cause. There are many ways to join the fight against Alzheimer's -- the key is finding the right volunteer opportunity for you.

Holistic Approaches to Alzheimer's Disease
A holistic approach links mainstream medical treatments with both herbal supplements and attention to emotional health. Learn more about holistic health care approaches to Alzheimer's disease.

What Is Palliative Care and How Can It Help Someone with Dementia?
Learn how palliative care is different than hospice care, when it may be appropriate for someone who has Alzheimer's or another dementia, and how it can help the person and her family members cope.

UCSF Memory and Aging Center YouTube Channel
The University of California - San Francisco and YouTube have teamed up to offer the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Channel. It features UCSF's clinical researchers discussing different types of dementia and coping strategies for caregivers; it also includes personal stories of those living with neurodegenerative disease.

Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease
This free online training video was created to help family caregivers find and access community resources, develop realistic expectations for oneself and loved ones, and provide quality Alzheimer's care as well as caregiver self-care.

"Caring For Your Parents" Caregiver's Handbook
This online handbook was created in conjunction with the PBS program, "Caring for Your Parents." It includes topics such as how to talk to parents about their increasing needs, how to find and access services, and the importance of caring for the caregiver.

Your Caregiving Journey -- Free Internet Talk Radio Show
Denise Brown started her own free internet talk show on BlogTalkRadio called Your Caregiving Journey. Each week she focuses on a different caregiving topic; listeners can participate during the shows or tune in later and listen to archives.

This site offers a wealth of resources for caregivers, including to-do lists and articles about health, housing, financial, legal, and other issues concerning daily life as a caregiver.

Making Choices About Everyday Care
Communication is the key to making choices about daily care that will work for the whole family. The Family Caregiver Alliance provides a blueprint for choosing appropriate services, with an emphasis on making those with Alzheimer's equal members of decision-making teams.

Memory Clinics in Alzheimer's Disease
Memory clinics may be worth pursuing for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, especially in the early stages. They are especially helpful for assessment, diagnosis, education, and caregiver support.

How can I access a mental health care provider in an assisted…
Despite the high prevalence of dementia, depression, hallucinations, and delusions in residents of assisted living facilities, accessing mental health services is often challenging. This article suggests appropriate providers and ways access them when your loved one resides in an assisted living facility.

What is the Alzheimer's Association and how can it help me?
The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit organization whose vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease. In addition to its goal of eliminating Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, it provides supportive programs and services to help people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers deal with the disease and its impact on their lives. Each chapter in their nationwide network pr…

Assisted Living and Nursing Homes - Differences Between Assisted Living and...
Assisted Living and Nursing Homes - Differences Between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

Gifts for Those with Early Alzheimer's or Dementia
Perhaps you’re thinking about the upcoming holidays. Whether it’s Christmas, Hannukuh, Kwanza, Winter, Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, what gift should you get for your loved one? Often, finding the right gift is a challenge, but if you’re looking for the right present for someone with Alzheimer’s or...

ClinicalTrials.gov - The Best Place to Find Research Studies
A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, this database of clinical studies -- including studies about Alzheimer's causes and treatments -- is searchable by disease and geographic location.

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