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Caregiver Relief

Being a caregiver for someone in your life is more than a labor of love. It is hard work. Just as it is important to keep the person that you are caring for healthy, you need to learn skills to manage your own health. Research shows that being a caregiver takes its toll on most people. If you’re looking for support as you support someone else, we have some great information to help you manage your stress and health. 

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Why do I need caregiver relief?

In a perfect world, caregiving wouldn't be a challenge. But despite advances in technology and medical care, caregiving is still highly emotional due to the personal connection with the person that you are supporting. There are lots of resources out there to support caregivers. If you’d like to learn more about how caregiver relief can benefit you, then the Awareness path is step one on your journey. 

Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline By Alzheimer's Association

Call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) anytime to receive reliable information, advice, and support. Trained and knowledgeable staff are ready to listen and can help you with referrals to local community programs and services; dementia-related education; crisis assistance; and emotional support. Care consultations are provided by master's-level clinicians. We can also provide you with help in your preferred language using our interpreter service.

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The 36-Hour Day By Nancy L Mace, MA and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

For 40 years, the 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available.

National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center By National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. It is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is not a normal part of aging. Learn more about the disease, and get news, tips, and resources for caregivers and health care professionals.

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What solutions are available to me?

How can I locate caregiver relief?

There are lots of caregiver resources available. Sorting through the noise can be difficult. The Solutions option introduces you to some resources that you can use so that you can stay healthy as you care for someone you love.

Caregiving Resources By Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Learn how to respond to changes in communication and behavior, provide everyday care, and get help when needed.

Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder By Alzheimer’s Association & AARP

Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder is a database of dementia and aging-related resources that makes it easy for individuals and families to find programs and services in a specific location. Play the video above to learn how to start your customized search today.

Alzheimer's Foundation Hotline By Alzheimer's Foundation of America

If Alzheimer’s is in your life, help is within your reach.  AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline is open seven days a week and staffed entirely by licensed social workers specifically trained in dementia care. The Helpline is accessible by phone, web chat, and text message to assist callers. The AFA Helpline is open from 9 am-9 pm ET, seven days a week.

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