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Ideas to Inspire: Alzheimer's Caregiver Tips

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can sometimes seem difficult, but you're not alone. On this page, you'll find advice from the 10 Words of Wisdom contest winners, who share their own personal caregiving stories and how they've found ways to get through the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.

Find information about a CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM. You'll get practical guidance, tools and support gathered from the experiences of Alzheimer's caregivers.

 
 
Words Of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom Contest Winners!

We asked Alzheimer's caregivers to submit their advice about finding strength and support during their Alzheimer's caregiving journey and here is what our 10 winners had to share.

 

Click on the photos below to read and hear the 10 winning Alzheimer's caregivers tips

 
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Sherry C

Focus on the memories: past memories, current moments that make memories, and build future memories. My dad and I were very close as I grew up and even into my young adulthood when he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. One of the biggest rocks I had to lean on during the process was all of the wonderful memories my dad and I had built together. Whether it was just running errands, riding bikes on the beach, camping, laughing together at a movie we'd seen hundreds of times, or just shooting hoops in the driveway, I had to remember those moments, and so many more, as I slowly watched my dad fade from the man I knew before. I also focused on all the memories I made with him after the diagnosis because I knew they were precious and limited.

He loved the Beach Boys, so one day after he'd been sick for a few years, he and I were at the music store and he spotted a Beach Boys CD that he wanted. At this point, he wasn't speaking too much, a few words here and there, but when I popped that CD into the car stereo and the familiar beats of California Girls rang through the car, his foot began stomping to the beat, and he started singing all of the words. I too sang along, in between fighting back the tears. It reminded me of the good old days before he was sick, and how much he loved music and to sing, and how much he just loved hanging out with his kids.

I have many other moments throughout our time together, healthy and after he was ill, that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I couldn't control the disease, I couldn't fix it, and there was no magic potion I could search the mountain tops for that could save my dad. The one thing I could control was my time with him and the memories I made. The disease may have stolen his memory, but nothing could steal our memories. Figure out what makes your time so special with your loved one, don't hesitate or put it off another minute, and start making those memories. They'll be something you can look back on forever.

 
 
 
 

Helpful Hints for Alzheimer's Caregivers

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

BE PREPARED FOR CHANGE.

Alzheimer's caregivers have an ever-changing role filled with many unknowns. Download the CAREGIVER'S GUIDE to help you navigate the journey ahead.

TEAM EFFORT

It takes a team to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Trying to carry the responsibilities all on your shoulders can be too much of a weight to carry. Take advantage of PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE from agencies in your area to help ease the burden.

READING UP ON ALZHEIMERS

Educating yourself on caregiving can help you in your caregiving journey. Check your local library or favorite bookstore to read more about taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Here is a LIST OF ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER BOOKS to get you started.

ALZHEIMER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOME

Ensuring that your loved one lives in a safe environment is extremely important. Check out these HELPFUL ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER CHECKLISTS of safety precautions for the home to make sure your loved one's living situation is accommodating to their condition.

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Caregiving can be overwhelming and time consuming. Don't forget to take time for yourself it will help you be a better caregiver. Look into programs available in your area that can provide a respite from caregiving. These ALZHEIMER'S ORGANIZATIONS can help you find local assistance.

IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Your loved one may become confused more easily when having conversations, so speak clearly, stay affirmative and repeat yourself. Remember to have patience and compassion. Find suggestions on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION with your loved one.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES TOGETHER

Caregiving can be life-changing and affect your relationship with a loved one. You can still spend time together in ways you can both be involved. Find a LIST OF ACTIVITIES you can enjoy together.

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

Although it's hard, try to talk about your emotions and express feelings of grief, loss, love or anger. You don't have to shoulder the burden alone; give others the opportunity to support you. WATCH VIDEOS of Alzheimer's caregivers discussing their personal experiences.

PREPARE FOR DOCTORS' VISITS

Before meeting with your doctor, take some time to prepare a comprehensive list of questions to keep the meeting productive. A little knowledge can go a long way in navigating your loved one's care. Find a LIST OF QUESTIONS that you can ask at your next appointment.

PLAN EARLY

They can be tough conversations, but speak with your loved ones about their medical and financial wishes early on to help ensure they're part of the decision-making process. Early planning can help provide peace of mind during a tumultuous period. Here's a LIST OF LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TERMS that may be helpful.

KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Like many caregivers, you might experience a rollercoaster of emotions. You're not alone.WATCH ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS share their personal caregiving experiences.

STAY CONNECTED WITH OTHERS.

Are you feeling isolated? Try connecting with other Alzheimer's caregivers through your local advocacy group. Check out this LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS. You can also TAKE THIS SURVEY to see how your experience compares with others.