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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.

Camp for Caring

Camp for Caring is for care receivers and is one our most popular weekend retreats for adults suffering from Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and other brain impairments. Campers spend the weekend (Friday-Sunday) in an attractive camp or retreat setting so that their caregivers can enjoy a much needed 48-hour respite from caregiving.

Banner Alzheimer's Institute Native American Outreach Program

The BAI Native American Outreach Program was established to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among the 22 Arizona Native American tribal members and health care providers. The program's goals are to improve diagnosis and treatment and to assist caregivers with the daily challenges in caregiving. BAI NA Outreach Program is the 2009 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award, Diverse/Multicultural Communities Category.


Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Cuidando con Respeto

Cuidando con Respeto is a culturally appropriate psychoeducational Spanish language training program for Latino family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease


University of Texas Health Science Center

Creative Connections: Innovative Training and Support for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

The program teams up students from the University of Virginia Schools of Education, Nursing and Medicine with families dealing with Alzheimer's disease in the community. The students provide assistance in adapting the environment to becoming appropriate for the person with dementia.


Alzheimer's Association Central & Western Virginia

Montessori-based Activity Program

The Montessori Program at Family and Children's Services' Adult Day Services at West End Place studies the impact of using the Montessori Method with adults with mild to moderate dementia.


Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, Inc.

Coming Out to Care: Caregivers of Gay and Lesbian Seniors in Canada

Citation Brotman, S., Ryan, B., Collins, S., Chamberland, L., Cormier, R., Julien, D., Meyer, M., Peterkin, A., & Richard, B. (2007). Coming out to care: Caregivers of gay and lesbian seniors in Canada. The Gerontologist, 47 (4), 490-503.

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FAQ: Caregiving for a Veteran

For additional information, please also visit Caregiving and Veterans.

Q: Is there someone I can call to discuss questions I have about Caregiving for a Veteran?
Yes. The toll-free National Caregiver Support Line 1-(855-260-3274), is staffed by licensed professionals who will answer questions, listen to your concerns, and assist you to connect with the VA Caregiver Support Coordinator where you live.  The Support Line is staffed from 8am to 8pm Monday -Friday. 

Caregiving and Veterans

Caregiving and Veterans

Whether it's former "empty-nest" parents resuming a caregiving role for unmarried children returned home as injured veterans, or a spouse of a veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the responsiblities of the veteran's caregiver can become incredibly overwhelming—mentally, emotionally and physically. With today's medical care system and technologies, we're seeing more veterans living longer lives—but often accompanied by injuries, psychiatric issues and/or physical impairments.



Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help older, sick, or disabled family members and friends every day. We know we are helping, but we don't think of ourselves as caregivers. We are glad to do this and feel rewarded by it, but if the demands are heavy, over time we can also become exhausted and stressed. We think we should be able to handle caregiving roles on top of busy work and family schedules and begin to feel guilty and depressed as our stamina wanes.


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