Kline Galland Online Information Center*

Caregiver Concerns

*Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline

Description:

Provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. Call toll-free anytime day or night at 1.800.272.3900.


Advance Care Planning Resources

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Information about advance directives, choosing and being a healthcare agent and preparing your advance directives.


Alzheimer's Association

Description:

Leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Website offers information, resources and a 24/7 helpline.


Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Online center to disseminate information concerning Alzheimer'\s disease for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public.


Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Description:

Organization's mission is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life." Website includes resources for family caregivers, including a 24 hour hotline.


Alzheimer's Support Groups

Source: Alzheimer's Association

Description:

Searchable by location; find the Alzheimer's Assocation anywhere in the United States, and learn about programs and services available in your area, including support groups and educational workshops.


Alzheimer's Treatment Options

Source: Alzheimers.gov

Description:

Video discusses available ways to manage the disease; medical and care-related options that need to be considered.


Alzheimers.gov

Source: U.S. Government

Description:

Portal for people helping people with Alzheimer's disease


American Association of Caregiving Youth

Source: www.aacy.org/

Description:

Resource for the support of children who are caring for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members


Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Free guidebook is available in hard copy or download


Dementia and Driving Resource Center

Source: Alzheimer''s Association

Description:

Videos provide tips for handling this delicate issue


Eldercare Locator

Source: U.S. Administration on Aging

Description:

The first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community.


Factsheet: Communicating with Someone Who is Cognitively Impaired

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Special challenges, practical suggestions, the role of body language. Offers encouragement and the reminder that caring is the ultimate message.


Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

Source: American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Description:

Website includes consumer and patient information, and a searchable directory of geriatric psychiatrists.


Helping Your Loved One Transition to Skilled Nursing Care

Source: American Health Care Association

Description:

Information for family members of long-term care facility residents; covers practical and emotional challenges.


How To Pay and Plan for Alzheimer's Disease

Source: Alzheimers.gov

Description:

Video discusses the need to build a sound financial and legal plan.


Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance

Description:

Legal matters that should be discussed when a person has Alzheimer's disease or is otherwise incapacitated.


National Family Caregiver Support Program

Source: Administration for Community Living

Description:

Website includes a wide variety of resources for family caregivers and professionals in the caregiver support field; includes factsheet with information about family caregiver programs for each state


National Family Caregivers Association

Source: Caregiver Action Network (CAN)

Description:

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one.


Tooth Wisdom

Source: Oral Health America

Description:

Dental health information for seniors, family caregivers and professionals. Includes instructional videos for providing oral hygiene care for people with dementia.


Video: Caring for a Spouse Who Has Alzheimer's

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Video discusses the issues of spouse caregivers


Videos from the Alzheimer's Association

Source: Alzheimer's Association

Description:

Extensive collection of online resources


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.