Questions and Resources for Dementia Caregivers
by Robin Bush, ISR Communications
Many of us find ourselves becoming family caregivers, caring for a loved one with dementia. But do you know where you can find information about dementia and caregiving? Do you know how to assess if you are able and willing to provide care and/or assistance?
Island Senior Resources Family Caregiver Support Program and our Aging & Disability Resources staff are your first step to answering many of your questions. We also have an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Group that meets weekly via Zoom. Reach us through www.senior-resources.org or call 360-321-1600 or 360-678-3373 for assistance.
For those who wish to deepen your understanding of the disease and the challenges of caregiving, here are some resources that might be helpful:
Provides disease education, support groups, and personalized care consultation in person, online, and through a free 24/7 Helpline. Care consultants are available to talk all day, every day via the 24/7 Helpline, and support groups take place in communities nationwide.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR)
Offers disease information online or by phone for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their families.
Administration on Community Living
Supports individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their caregivers by increasing access to community resources.
Online community that connects you with others who are also caregiving, get advice, and get questions answered.