Your Alzheimer's Community
If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
No one can be fully prepared for the challenges of Alzheimer’s caregiving, but there are ways that we can better prepare caregivers for the demands the disease brings. That’s why one organization is encouraging caregivers to participate in “Caregiver Education Days.”
Learn more about how Caregiver Education Days can help caregivers prepare for the challenges that come with caring and loving someone with Alzheimer’s.
A Lack of Caregiver Education
A recent report, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, describes how caring for a person with dementia affects the caregiver, as well as the impact that supporting caregivers — through interventions like education and training — has on both caregivers and care recipients.
Read more about these supportive care approaches and the impact they have on dementia.
How Caregiving Affects Dementia Caregivers
According to a study conducted by Schulz & Martire, over 50% of the care provided for people with dementia is done so by family members and friends. In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association reports that unpaid Read more