Providing support and information to caregivers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia since 1995.

Alzheimer’s Research and Resource Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to developing and providing resources that enable substantially improved care for those afflicted by all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver® is a free resource created by experts to help answer caregivers’ questions from the initial Alzheimer’s diagnosis to everyday hands-on care and beyond. The Alzheimer’s Caregiver® is available in English and Spanish.

ARARF needs your support to ensure that The Alzheimer’s Caregiver® remains available and free to caregivers for generations to come. Please donate today.

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Dementia, Delirium, and Depression: Similarities, Differences, and Treatments

Delirium and depression are commonly seen in those with dementia, but it can be difficult to distinguish the three conditions because they can have similar symptoms.

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Dementia, Delirium, and Depression: Causes and Risk Factors

This program explains some of the most common underlying — oftentimes preventable or treatable — causes of delirium, depression, and dementia.

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ADLs: Assisting with Bathing and Showering

Here are some strategies for making bathing and showering more comfortable for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

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ADLs: Assisting With Dressing

There are many factors that can make dressing a challenge for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Here are some tips for assisting with dressing.

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ADLs: Assisting With Grooming

This program will help you understand the factors that can make grooming challenging for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers; and provide strategies for assisting with grooming.

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Caregiver Stress: Detecting Stress, Burden, and Depression

This program will help you understand the sources, symptoms, and effects of stress associated with caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the common symptoms of depression.

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Caregiver Stress: Coping Strategies

Learn about various strategies that can help you manage stress from caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s, as well as about informal and formal support systems.

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Sleep: Promoting Healthy Sleep Patterns

This program presents some principles and strategies for improving sleep patterns and for creating an environment that promotes sleep for those with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Sleep: Managing Nighttime Awakenings and Wandering

Learn about some reasons why people people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia awaken at night, as well as ways to prevent, manage, and improve home safety for nighttime wandering.

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Sleep: Managing Hallucinations, Illusions, Delusions, Nightmares, Sundowning, Anxiety, and Depression

Learn about how issues including illusions, nightmares, anxiety, and depression can affect sleep in those with Alzheimer’s disease and discover strategies for managing them.

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