FCA’s already-considerable library of Fact Sheets is growing. Slated for completion by the end of the summer are 10 new Fact Sheets, as well as a number of Spanish and Chinese translations. Additionally, revisions of the Alzheimer’s disease and Early Stage Alzheimer’s disease Fact Sheets are now available.
Some of the difficult decisions and issues family caregivers face at the end of life are addressed in these new Fact Sheets: Holding on and Letting Go; Feeding Tubes and Ventilators; and CPR and Do Not Resuscitate Orders.
Fact Sheet on Caregiving and Depression takes a look at caregiver health and how caregivers can advocate for themselves.
Members of the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender community can find insight into some of their unique caregiving issues in the Fact Sheets FAQ for LGBT Caregivers and Legal Issues for LGBT Caregivers.
Other topics include Holding a Family Meeting and A Guide to Relocating Your Parents.
Updated translations of existing FCA Fact Sheets as well as new Fact Sheets will be available in both Spanish and Chinese. They include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Artificial Food and Hydration/Treating Pneumonias
- Assisted Living and Residential Care Facilities
- Behavior Management Strategies (Dementia)
- Community Care Options
- CPR and Do Not Resuscitate Orders
- Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trust
- Early Stage Alzheimer’s
- Hiring In-Home Help
- Legal Planning for Incapacity
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury
As they are completed, FCA’s Fact Sheets will be posted and available free on FCA’s website, at www.caregiver.org. You can also order print versions by sending $1 per title to Fact Sheets, Family Caregiver Alliance, 180 Montgomery St., Ste. 1100, San Francisco, CA 94104. Please include your name, address, and telephone number or email address. A complete set of FCA Fact Sheets, with binder, is available for $50.
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