Resources for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers
AFA provides a wide variety of resources for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. Whether you are just starting out on your journey with Alzheimer’s or dementia, or have been on the journey for a while, we are here for you. No one is alone on their journey.
The importance of resources for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers
A strong support system is essential for an Alzheimer’s caregiver. AFA was founded by a family caregiver to be a resource for caregivers and a place they can turn to for help, guidance and support in their time of need. It is vital for caregivers to be supported and equipped to give their loved ones the best care possible.
AFA offers a number of different resources for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers, including:
AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline
AFA’s Helpline is available 7 days a week. Alzheimer’s and dementia don’t take a day off, so neither do we.
Our Helpline is staffed entirely by licensed, dementia-trained social workers because we understand that when you need help, you want a qualified professional on the other end of the line.
We take calls, texts, or chats in 90+ languages to help those in need.
Caregiver Support Groups
Our licensed, dementia trained social workers lead weekly support groups by phone. These support groups give caregivers a place to connect and share, and be reminded that they are not alone.
Facts and Tips for Caregivers
When caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, knowledge is power. AFA has compiled a list of facts about Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as tips for caregivers here. These helpful articles provide caregivers with the tools and knowledge they need.
Care Connection Webinar Series
AFA’s Care Connection webinars provide helpful tips and information from experts in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia care, free of charge. Topics range from caregiving tips and tricks, to reducing one’s risk, to family dynamics, and everything in between. These webinars take place on the second Thursday of every month.
The AFA Teal Room
The AFA Teal Room is a virtual space where individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners can enjoy therapeutic programing, such as music, art, dance/movement therapy, and more. Videos are posted daily here.
The Apartment: A Guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home
The Apartment is a prototype dementia-friendly living space, located in AFA’s headquarters in NYC. The Apartment combines mindful design with the latest technologies to show how people can create a space for their loved one which maintains their independence for as long as possible. A video tour of the apartment is available, which highlights all the relevant features, and paper guides with details are available on request.
Alzheimer’s TODAY Magazine
Alzheimer’s TODAY is AFA’s magazine for caregivers or others interested in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Each issue is full of helpful and uplifting articles. An Alzheimer’s TODAY subscription is free of charge, thanks to AFA donors.
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