The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging, released a guide recently for those who care for family members or others with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at home. The guide, Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease, covers such topics as:
- How AD Changes People – Challenges and coping strategies
- Planning Ahead – Health, Legal, and Financial Issues
- How to Take Care of Yourself
- When you Need Help
- Medicines to Treat AD Symptoms and Behaviors
- Coping with Late-Stage AD
Download the guide and/or order print copies at Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging. [Publication updated July 2012]
Scroll down the page and take a moment to read caregivers’ comments.
Thanks to the Caregiver Action Network–formerly, the National Family Caregivers Association for bringing this to my attention through their monthly newsletter. If you haven’t seen the Caring for…AD Guide yet, be sure to take a look. Download and keep it as a handy reference.