Announcing: “Best Practice Caregiving” – A New Resource for Organizations that Support Family Caregivers

First of its kind: For the first time, healthcare and community service organizations, providers and funders have an easy-to-use, comprehensive resource to learn about and compare many of the top dementia caregiving programs. Best Practice Caregiving provides detailed information about…

Dementia, Cognitive Health, Caregiver Studies Looking for Volunteers

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details, including contact information. Caregivers…

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Meets with Alzheimer’s Caregivers.

On Friday, June 21st, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, and members of the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Advocacy, kicked off the #LGCares listening event to speak with caregivers impacted by Alzheimer's Disease. Their first stop on the tour was to meet with…

The Signs and Symptoms of Caregiver Depression

The role of a caregiver is not easy. The workload is time consuming, physically and emotionally taxing, and can lead to feelings of frustration, stress, anger, isolation and depression. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related diseases is…

Managing Medicines for a Person with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer's disease may take medicines to treat the disease itself, mood or behavior changes, and other medical conditions. Caregivers can ensure that medicines are taken safely and correctly. Here are some tips to help you manage medications for someone…