Below, we’ve outlined some resources you can access quickly online. We hope they are helpful to you.
To Learn More about the Disease
During Alzheimer’s Awareness month this year, we have written several articles and made videos around the topic of Alzheimer’s. We hope these serve as helpful resources for you if you have a parent with Alzheimer’s. You can find the articles and videos listed below. If you would like to share our resources with a caregiver, we have other content specifically geared toward them. Let them know to browse for topics on interest on info.carefamily.com.
Webinar: Life with Alzheimer’s (hosted by Tom Knox, founder of CareFamily)
Another great general resource that you can utilize if you have a parent with Alzheimer’s is alz.org. This is the Alzheimer’s Association’s main site, on which you will find all kinds of information about the disease as well as ways that you can get connected to a chapter in your local area.
You Are Not Alone
Living with a loved one with Alzheimer’s can feel overwhelming if you don’t have others’ support. One of the most important things you can do is to share the burden with family and friends who are willing to help or to simply talk.
It’s also a good idea to get connected to others in your area who are walking through the same experiences. One way to do this is to go to alz.org and find a support group with a local chapter. These groups can also be helpful for caregivers who are helping you care for your loved one.
Support with Care When Your Parent Has Alzheimer’s
One of the best things you can do for yourself and for your parent with Alzheimer’s is to find a caregiver who is able to help with care. A caregiver who is trained, who understands the disease, and who is able to provide hands-on care for your loved one can make a world of difference in your everyday life.
One of the best ways to find an in home care provider is through CareFamily, which combines the benefits you would receive through an agency with the cost savings of a private hire. To get started with our easy registration process for finding the right caregiver in your area, go here.
When Alzheimer’s is in its late stages, you may need to look into more advanced care options. Having a live-in caregiver or multiple caregivers in rotating shifts can be a great option if you want to maintain the benefits of keeping your parent at home.
We hope this list of resources has been helpful for you. If you ever have a question regarding senior care, don’t hesitate to ask us.