ALZConnected® (http://www.alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including: People with the disease, Caregivers, Family members, Friends, Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s. You have to join but it is free and there are so many different discussions (Message Boards) to join: Caregivers Forum, Spouse or Partner Caregiver Forum, Younger-Onset AD or Other Dementia, and many more. There is even a forum in Spanish.
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) http://www.caregiveraction.org/
This website offers many video clips about specific caregiving tasks and situations.
Christian Caregiving. (2016) A blog site with the goal of recognizing and helping family caregivers. http://christiancaregiving.blogspot.com/ This site offers devotionals for caregivers with a Christian perspective.
Medicare.gov Caregiving Resources (https://www.medicare.gov/campaigns/caregiver/caregiver.html ) There are many Caregiver resources available at this website for downloading. Here are some of the titles:
- What every caregiver needs to know
- What does Medicare cover?
- Caring for someone with a chronic illness
- Planning for the future
- What caregiver support is available in my area?
- Taking care of yourself
- Caregiver resource kit
24 Hour Alzheimer’s Caregiver Helpline – (855) 476-7600
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Helpline helpline is available to anyone in the Alzheimer’s community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide emotional support, guidance, resources and crisis intervention to caregivers and family members of those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory impairments.
VA Caregiver Support – 1-855-260-3274
Whether you’re in need of immediate assistance or have questions about what services you may be eligible for, the caring licensed professionals who answer the support line can:
- Tell you about the assistance available from VA.
- Help you access services.
- Connect you with the Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA Medical Center near you.
- Just listen, if that’s what you need right now.
If you’re just getting started with VA, calling the Caregiver Support Line is a great first step to take to learn more about the support that’s available to you.