Referred to as the "second victim" of Alzheimer's disease, a caregiver's life is significantly impacted when a relative is diagnosed with a cognitive impairment like Alzheimer's disease. Because of this, Alzheimer's Family Day Center also strives to provide resources for caregivers. Below you can find information about our Caregiving at a Glance publication, online resources for caregivers, and services for the aging, and links to our educational programs for caregivers.
Caregiving at a Glance
Caregiving at a Glance is AFDC's fingertip guide for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's. Two distinct versions are available - free of charge for family members (limited to one copy per household) and at a modest fee for professionals caring for people with an Alzheimer's-type illness. Techniques and strategies to empower caregivers address topics such as: troublesome behaviors, communication, eating, bathing and more. To order a copy, please contact us by email or call us at 703-204-4664.
5 Tips for Caregivers, From Caregivers
5 Tips for Planning for Long Term Care Costs
5 Tips for Dealing with Transitions
5 Tips for Understanding Behaviors
5 Tips for Getting More Exercise
5 Tips for Reducing your Fall Risk
5 Tips for Safety in the Home
5 Tips for Keeping the "Vacation" in Travel
5 Tips for Getting your Ducks in a Row, legally!
5 Tips for Maintaining a Social Network as a Caregiver
Caring From a Distance
Caregiver Action Network
The National Respite Network
Services for the Aging
National Council on the Aging
Guide to Retirement Living
(DC/MD/VA and DE/PA/NJ)
National Adult Day Services Association
The New York Times list of resources (as of 7/2008)
Caregiver Education and Training
AFDC offers drop-in classes and caregiver training courses throughout the year. Be sure to check out our calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.