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Created by experts in dementia care research, The Alzheimer’s Caregiver® is a comprehensive guide to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver is designed to help you navigate the daily challenges of caregiving at every stage. You can go through the lessons in order or search for a topic, or bookmark this page to return throughout your caregiving journey for guidance.
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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.
This program explains some of the most common underlying — oftentimes preventable or treatable — causes of delirium, depression, and dementia.
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.
Learn about some reasons why people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia awaken at night, as well as ways to prevent, manage, and improve home safety for nighttime wandering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This program provides a brief overview of how memory works and some strategies for preventing memory impairment and promoting a healthy brain.
This program presents some principles and strategies for meeting the varying needs in care during the early and middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, including in-home care.
Learn about the care options often needed in the late and end stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and what caregivers should take into consideration when considering alternative care options.
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