• Caregiver Resources

    For patients who have cognitive impairment, it is essential that the physician have clear and supportive communication with caregivers to assist them in addressing the needs of the patient. This section provides resources to help the physician and family caregivers communicate clearly on a care plan that best serves the needs of the person with cognitive impairment. While the priority should be on finding local resources that are tailored to the person and family caregiver needs, the following online or national resources may be a helpful starting place.

    These resources represent current best practices and clinically relevant information. Work is actively being done to create resources that better account for cultural background, social determinants of health, and other factors that can help prevent cognitive impairment.

    Caregiver Resources

    Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease
    Alzheimer’s Caregiving from the National Institute on Aging is designed for family members and caregivers of people who have Alzheimer’s disease. It provides helpful information about the disease, making the patient’s home safe, managing daily activities, and planning for the future.

    Caregiver Resources & Long-Term Care
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on issues such as supporting the caregiver, support from a distance, elder care assistance, alternatives to nursing homes, and government health resources.

    Dementia Careblazers
    Developed by a board certified geropsychologist, Dementia Careblazers includes online resources, the Dementia Caregiver Survival Guide, a blog, and videos (available on YouTube) related to real-life support for caregivers.