Support for Alzheimer's Patients and Their Families

Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000392639.32584.51
Departments: Resource Central

    A diagnosis of Alzheimer's can take a toll on a patient's entire family. Fortunately there are numerous resources that offer families support and can also help them to navigate the eldercare system.

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    ▸ The Alzheimer's Association has local offices across the country and offers resources and support groups for families: alz.org

    ▸ Elder Care Online offers both in-person and online support groups for caregivers, including special groups for children caring for their aging parents and adults caring for their spouses: ec-online.net/community/Activists/can.htm

    ▸ The Family Caregiver Alliance offers online caregiver support groups; caregiver resources; respite options; and workshops, classes and conferences for caregivers: caregiver.org

    ▸ The University of Florida offers online support for caregivers who have a loved one with AD: alzonline.phhp.ufl.edu

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