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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Guidelines for Improving Communication

Learn about the changes in communication associated with Alzheimer’s disease and how to improve communication with someone with dementia.

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Using Communication to Manage Challenging Behaviors

Learn how to use good communication skills to help manage challenging behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease and about how to prevent care recipient abuse.

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Activity-Focused Dementia Care: Meaningful Activities

The goals of this program are to help you define activity-focused dementia care, understand the value of meaningful occupation, and use different types of meaningful activities in everyday care.

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Activity-Focused Dementia Care: Person-Centered Care and Environments

This program will provide a foundation for understanding the importance of relating activity-focused care to a person-centered approach, and how to modify environments to create the best possible occupational space.

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Activity-Focused Dementia Care: Preventing Excess Disability and Difficult Behaviors

This program offers caregivers strategies for using meaningful activities to prevent excess disability, reduce difficult behaviors, and promote overall well-being of those with dementia.

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Difficult Behaviors Associated with Dementia

This program will discuss various types of difficult behaviors often associated with dementia, the causes for these behaviors, and some strategies for managing them.

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Managing Difficult Behaviors

Learn about some principles and strategies for preventing and managing difficult behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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Early Stages: Family Involvement and Planning

Here is a brief overview of the changes associated with the various stages of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as strategies for family involvement in caregiving and care planning.

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Early Stages: Intimacy and Sexuality

Learn about common relationship changes, and intimacy and sexual issues, that occur for individuals living at home during the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Environment Issues: Designing Safe Environments

This program presents some principles and strategies for improving home safety and for designing safe environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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