How can you find support for dementia care?


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Support for dementia care is available through organizations such as the Family Caregiver Alliance or the Alzheimer's Association, which offer services such as caregiver support groups and caregiver educational resources. Some Alzheimer's care companies also offer free training and resources such as Home Instead.

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How can you find support for dementia care?
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The Alzheimer's Association and Family Caregiver Alliance offer caregiver support groups for family members and close friends of a person with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. These support groups help family members and close friends deal with the changes that they see in their loved one and learn how to cope with the challenges of caring for someone with the disease. Caregivers are also able to feel supported and offer support to other caregivers, which allows them to share their concerns, needs and feelings with people who understand what it is that they are going through. Each support group is run by a trained individual and is typically free, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

Home Instead is a company that offers in-home care for people living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The company lists free training online as well as at local Home Instead care offices. Home Instead also offers a smartphone app that provides free information about how to minimize Alzheimer's symptoms. This resource can also offer support by aiding people in choosing live-in or visiting caregivers to help care for someone with the disease, if he wishes to remain at home instead of living in a facility, according to Home Instead.

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