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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Environment Issues: The Human Environment

Learn about why positive interactions are critical for good care of those with Alzheimer’s, and how to improve human interactions with and create comfortable environments for them.

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Traveling, Driving, Holidays, and Special Occasions

Learn how to assess the ability of someone with dementia to travel, recognize the signs of unsafe driving, and navigate challenges associated with holiday gatherings.

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Late Stages: Communication and Activities

Learn about the changes in communication capacities that occur in the later stages of Alzheimer’s, as well as appropriate activities to try at this point in the illness.

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Late Stages: Hospice and Bereavement

This program discusses end-of-life issues during the late and terminal stages of Alzheimer’s disease, including hospice care, advance directives, and the bereavement process.

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Late Stages: Personal Care

This program discusses bathing, dressing, grooming, tooth brushing, incontinence care, and other ADLs for the late and end stage individual with dementia.

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Late Stages: Behavior and Sleep

Learn about common behavior and sleep issues that develop in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as some principles and strategies for addressing these problems.

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Managing Incontinence

Urinary and fecal incontinence are common conditions that can be controlled, if not cured. Learn how to identify the different types of incontinence and about the various interventions and treatments.

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Nutrition

Learn some basic principles of proper nutrition and hydration for the elderly, and how to address the challenges with eating and drinking that often develop in late stages of dementia.

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Memory Impairment: Risk Factors

This program provides a basic understanding of how memory works and discusses how physiological and psychological factors can interfere with normal memory function.

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Memory Impairment: Prevention and Improving Functioning

This program provides a brief overview of how memory works and some strategies for preventing memory impairment and promoting a healthy brain.

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