Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers

40 inspirational quotes for caregivers

If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get. That's true no matter whether you're a family member caring for a loved one or a caregiver working with a patient. Sometimes, just a kind word of... more

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Alzheimer's and dementia resources for caregivers: Where to go for support

Caregiving can be exhausting and isolating, particularly if your loved one is suffering from cognitive impairments. “Caregivers tend to put their own health and their needs aside when they’re caring for someone, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia,” says Monica Moreno, the senior director of care... more

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22 popular caregiver support groups

Studies show that unpaid caregivers — of which there are an estimated 53 million in the U.S. alone, according to AARP — are at higher risk for physical injury, financial strain and emotional duress caused by high stress levels. One of the keys to self-care and alleviating stress for caregivers... more

What is the lifetime cost of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s?

Dementia takes an enormous emotional toll on the people with the disease and their caregivers, but it can also be a large financial burden. While the financial demands of getting older have never been cheap, Alzheimer’s has the ability to drain a lifetime’s worth of savings. In 2019, the average... more

How an Alzheimer’s and dementia social worker can help you

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia impacts the life of not only the person with the disease, but also the life of their entire family and caregiving team. Social workers can help people with memory impairment and their families navigate all of the different challenges that come... more

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12 common Alzheimer’s disease myths — and the truth behind them

Although there are currently over 5 million Americans over 65 living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are still many major misconceptions that patients, loved ones, caregivers and doctors are confronted with daily.   We consulted several Alzheimer's and dementia experts —... more

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A simple guide to managing finances for people with dementia

Roughly 80% of people suffering from dementia are incapable of managing their money, according to a 2017 study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Finance-related issues are often one of the first signs of a loved one’s affliction: letting bills pile up unpaid, looking flummoxed by a... more

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5 ways to find an Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiver support group that suits you

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another kind of dementia can be a fulfilling experience, but it can also be extremely stressful and overwhelming. Take it from the title of the best-selling book on Alzheimer’s called "The 36-Hour Day" — one of the book’s authors was inspired to name it that after hearing a... more