How to Cope With Alzheimer’s-Resources


For caregiving tips, newsletter, and resources, write or call National Family Caregivers Association, 9621 East Bexhill Drive, Kensington, MD 20895-3104; 1-800-896-3650; http://www.nfcacares.org

Support services available at National Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611-1676; fax 312-335-1110; http://www.alz.org; 1-800-272-3900. Here are titles of helpful brochures:

Just the Facts and More: Caregiving Issues

Steps to Selecting Activities for the Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Enjoyable activities for caregiver and individual with Alzheimer’s disease

Respite Care Guide: How to Find What’s Right for You

Family Guide for Alzheimer Care in Residential Settings

Steps to Getting a Diagnosis: Finding Out If It’s Alzheimer’s Disease

National newsletter, quarterly publication

Steps to Enhancing Communication

Steps to Understanding Challenging Behaviors: Responding to Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

Steps to Enhancing Your Home: Modifying the Environment