Do you carry the tough challenge of caring for a parent as their health and memory deteriorates?

  • What are the key signs to know when my fears are justified or just paranoia?
  • Is her forgetfulness normal?
  • What is the difference between regular ole’ dementia vs. Alzheimers?

Learn more about Alzheimer’s vs Dementia with the resources below.

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start. We have compiled some website links that will hopefully give you some guidance.
Alzheimer's Caregiving Resources Website Link
Dementia Overview, What you need to know healthline.com/health/dementia
Dementia, 10 Early Symptoms healthline.com/health/dementia/early-warning-signs
Dementia and Alzheimer's: What Are the Differences? healthline.com/health/alzheimers-disease/difference-dementia-alzheimers
Dementia Stages healthline.com/health/dementia/stages
Caregiver Support Groups on Facebook Caregiver Support Groups on Facebook
Alzheimer's & Dementia Questions -- Online Forum agingcare.com/topics/5/alzheimers-dementia/questions
Online Support Groups for Caregivers of People With Dementia dementiacarecentral.com/caregiverinfo/online-support
Caring.com's online support groups : Get caregiving tips, advice and support caring.com/support-groups
Alz.org Programs and Support alz.org/help-support/i-have-alz/programs-support
Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors caregiver.org/caregivers-guide-understanding-dementia-behaviors
Home Safety: Wandering - How to Secure and Dementia-Proof Your Home agingcare.com/articles/wandering-top-tips
Identity and Credit Card Safety creditcards.com/caregivers-guide
Legal Planning for Alzheimer's and Dementia justgreatlawyers.com
Activity ideas for dementia caregivers (pinterest) Pinterest Pins for Dementia Activity Ideas
Alzheimer's Association Support Groups alz.org
Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Financial and Legal Planning for Patients and Families fiscaltiger.com/alzheimers-dementia-financial-legal-planning
#CaregivingTip: Keep a notepad handy to note your concerns after visits. It might be scary to see these challenges in black and white, but it is the reality of what you are dealing with..and it will help you during those difficult conversations when you have to parent your parent.
These resources are provided as a courtesy to our readers. Jane Daly has not been paid for endorsement, and is not in any way affiliated with the agencies and businesses listed.

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