Daily or In-Home Caregiver

It Takes Two

It Takes Two: A Refreshing Approach to Understanding and Coping with Dementia Behavior

This is a free, 4-week class (one day a week for 4 consecutive weeks) to help the caregiver of someone with memory loss better understand and communicate with their family member by learning more about their ability to understand and communicate. Caregivers will learn new ways to respond to troubling behavior, and feel more confident and positive about their caregiving role. Come prepared for good company, laughter, information and communication.

Decisions, Directions and Reflections: When To Move Your Loved One to a Care Facility

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be one of life's most difficult decisions—one that can stir up feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, intense guilt, and above all, a feeling of abandoning your family member. In this workshop you will learn how to acknowledge your true feelings, put any "broken promises" into perspective, and to recognize the reality of your situation in order to take positive action, respect your own life and needs.

Como Controlar la Frustracion: Una Clase para las Personas que Atienden a un Enfermo

Uno de los desafios mas grandes en la vida de una persona es tener que atender a un enfermo. Parte del desafio son las emociones agradables y desagradables. Esta clase da informacion sobre como distintos aspectos y situaciones de la atencion a un enfermo pueden ser causa de reacciones emocionales. Ofrecemos esta clase en ingles tambien.

Controlling Your Frustration: A Class for Caregivers

Providing care for an ill relative may be one of the most challenging experiences of a family caregiver's life. With those challenges come emotions, both pleasant and unpleasant. This FREE class focuses on providing the caregiver with information on the different aspects of caregiving that are likely to trigger strong emotional reactions, such as understanding frustration, and being aware of the danger signals and how to control them. This class is also offered in Spanish.

The SAGE Caregiver Program

The SAGE Caregiver Program provides LGBT caregivers services including individual counseling, support groups, benefits/ entitlements assistance, and respite services.

Organization:

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

SAGE provides a range of social services and advocacy to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders.

Location:

New York City, NY

How does it work?

Herramientas Para Cuidadores (Alzheimer's Association)

Herramientas para Cuidadores is a psychoeducational training series teaching coping skills to distressed Latino caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's disease in order to improve the quality of life of the caregiver and the quality of care for the person with dementia.


Organization:


The Alzheimer's Association, Northern California


FAQ: Caregiving for a Veteran

For additional information, please also visit Caregiving and Veterans.

Adult Daycare for the Frail Elderly: Outcomes, Satisfaction and Cost

Adult day care for the frail elderly: Outcomes, satisfaction, and cost

Citation Baumgarten, M., Lebel, P., Laprise, H., Leclerc, C., Quinn, C. (2002). Adult day care for the frail elderly: Outcomes, satisfaction, and cost. Journal of Aging and Health, 14(2), 237-259.

Design Experiment

Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Adult Day Care (ADC) programs on: care receiver's depressive symptoms, anxiety and functional status, caregiver burden on the cost of health services.

Long-Term Effects of Bereavement and Caregiver Intervention...

Long-term effects of bereavement and caregiver intervention on dementia caregiver depressive symptoms

Citation Haley, W., Bergman, E.J., Roth, D.L., McVie, T., Gaugler, J.E., & Mittelman, M, S. (2008). Long-term effects of bereavement and caregiver intervention on dementia caregiver depressive symptoms. The Gerontologist, 48(6), 732-740

Design Quasi-experiment

Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the joint effects of bereavement and caregiver intervention on caregiver depressive symptoms.

Caregiver Wisdom: Answering . . . and Answering Again

(from a Letter to the husband caregiver of a wife with Alzheimer’s Disease) 

I’d be surprised if there’s anyone [caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease] who hasn’t experienced the endlessly repetitive questions.

Your wife asks the same question again and again because she does not remember you’ve just answered it―or even that she has ever asked it before.  But for some reason she does remember it’s important to her to know the answer, so she asks.  Because she knows she can depend on you to know the answer.

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