Providing care for individuals with Alzheimer disease is extraordinarily challenging
and exhausting, both for family members and professional caregivers. Effective caregiving
requires great sensitivity, tact, good judgment, flexibility, patience, stamina
and communication skills. While medications can help with the management of disease
symptoms, the quality of caregiving is essential to the well-being of the patient
- and of the patient's family. In our experience, caregivers are desperate for reliable
advice and creative ideas on all aspects of caregiving.
Contact us with questions and information that you would like to share with
others in this situation.
Information and helpful web links on a wide range of topics relating to caring for
patients, including health care, hygiene, strategies for coping with difficult behavior,
when to restrict driving, palliative care for terminal patients, and more.
Communities and organizations can provide assistance and support for Alzheimer patients,
their families and caregivers. Our resource links include a global director of Alzheimer
organizations, medical care facilities and online support communities.
Essays on personal encounters with the world of AD and AD Research from a patient
or caregiver's perspective.