This is a broad and comprehensive website for family caregivers. You’ll find lots of short articles with helpful suggestions.
This is an excellent list of helpful websites for caregivers including finding help, tips, financial perspectives and support groups.
The National Institute on Aging does research and also has many helpful resources.
The Alzheimers Association has many resources for caregivers as well.
Caregivers often find that caregiving is hard on their physical and mental health. Self-care is not a luxury; it is a necessity. Here are some articles to help you with this important task.
Forbes: Seven Ways Family Caregivers can Combat Compassion Fatigue (See #4 Caregivers Bill of Rights)
Most of our links are related to dementia but stroke survivors and their care partners might find these sites helpful.
The American Heart Association put together these articles for family caregivers.
After Debra Meyerson had a stroke, she wrote a book, Identity Theft, about the profound transformation she experienced in her identity. This website is the non-profit she and her husband started to continue their work in supporting stroke survivors.
The American Stroke Foundation also has many resources for wherever you are in your recovery.
LEADERS IN DEMENTIA CARE
We really appreciate the philosophy and practice approach of these leaders in dementia care:
- Natali Edmonds, Dementia Careblazers
- Teepa Snow, Positive Approach to Care
- David Troxel, The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimers
You can explore their approaches in the links below.
Dr. Natali Edmonds: Dementia Careblazers
Teepa Snow: Positive Approach to Care
David Troxel: Best Friends Approach
ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
Here are some great ideas about what to do when you’re spending time with someone with dementia.
DRIVING AND DEMENTIA
From the Family Caregiver Alliance:
FINANCIAL & LEGAL PLANNING
Thinking through the legal issues particularly related to finances and health is important. Here are some places to start you thinking about these issues.
Advanced Care Directives: AARP (video)
OTHER LINKS WE LIKE
We handpicked some articles and videos we’ve found really helpful.
Early Onset Alzheimers: I Will Remember For You: Steve and Mary’s Story (video)