A person with dementia will need more care as their disease progresses due to changes in their memory, thinking, and behavior. It can be challenging for caregivers or family members to help manage these changes. Whether the disease is in its early or late stages, there are resources and services that can help! Types of care include:
- Day-to-day support: May include supervision, meals delivered to the home, and/or transportation. This service can be found through adult day centers, which offer short-term care for a person with dementia, and respite services, which provide relief for caregivers.
- Long-term care in the home: Provides support for everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, and/or medical care. This service may be provided by unpaid family members or by paid service providers. Home health care services involve licensed medical professionals and require a doctor’s order.
- Residential care: Offers more care and supervision than can be provided at home. This service is provided by assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities.
Visit Alzheimers.gov to find community, state, and local dementia care resources and services. This information is also available in Spanish.
Last Updated on December 10, 2021