Caregiving for individuals with dementia

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Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Central Ohio Chapter -Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross and Union counties.

Cleveland Area Chapter - Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake
and Lorain counties

Greater Cincinnati Chapter -Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Gallia, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Scioto, Vinton, Warren counties.

Greater East Ohio Area Chapter -Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson,Mahoning, Medina, Muskingum,Portage, Summit, Trumbull counties

Miami Valley Chapter -Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby counties.

Northwest Ohio Chapter
Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron,Knox,Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and  Wyandot counties

 

https://www.alz.org/local_resources/find_your_local_chapter

Caregiving During COVID 19 (a few helpful resources) - courtesy of University of Wyoming Center on Aging

Savvy Caregiver in Indian Country – evidence-based program for dementia caregivers that has been adapted for use with native populations.

https://nicoa.org/resources/savvy-caregiver/

The Native Elders Caregiver Curriculum is a tool to assist family and community members, as well as CHRs, who have the responsibility of caring for their elders. It is dedicated to these caregivers and their values of respect, generosity, compassion, and fortitude.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: MedlinePlus
Specially designed for caregivers, this source from the National Library of Medicine provides information from government agencies and national organizations. Topics include About Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiving, Caregiver Depression, Caregiver Stress, Caregivers and Serious Illness, and Grief and Loss as Alzheimer's Progresses.

Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementia's
The National Institute on Aging includes information about Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease, and Symptoms and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Caregiving Glossary  
The Alzheimer’s Association includes definitions and links to more information. 

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Resources
The Alzheimer’s Association provides information on topics such as Get day-to-day help, Support, Plan for the future, Message Board, Blog, and Care Training. Tabs at the top lead to more information on Daily Care, Stages & Behaviors, Safety, Care Options, and Financial & Legal Planning.

Medical Alert Systems Guide by ConsumerAffairs
The guide is no cost to use and educates readers on important aspects to consider when selecting a medical alert system. It answers common questions about the cost, function and style of the device. It also breaks down the pros and cons of the major medical alert brands with verified reviews.

Pacific Medical Training: First Aid for People Living with Alzheimer’s
The Medical Learning Library provides information on providing first aid for people living with Alzheimer's. Topics include Learn About Alzheimer's Disease, Recognize Alzheimer's DiseaseCommon Situations, and Communication Strategies.

Resources Guides for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers
These resource guides, one for caregivers and one for healthcare professionals, include Information Hubs, Recommended Training's & Toolkits, and Printable Fact Sheets for Patients & Caregivers.

Safety.com.  Guide detailing the latest medical alerts-pros and cons.

The Healing Power of Counseling: Addressing How Racial Inequities Impact Dementia, from The Family Institute at Northwestern University

The Definitive Guide to Senior Care: A how-to guide to types of care, costs and insurance, and making the care transition as smooth as possible from edumed.org.