There are a variety of tools available to help you manage your caregiving responsibility. There are a variety of national websites with tools and information on caregiving. Click here to access the Alzheimer’s Association’s Community Resource Finder. AARP Prepare to Care Workbook is another resource that can guide you through the beginning of your caregiving journey. It includes a list of national resources, checklists, assessments that can be used to help to be better prepared and organized.It is also offered in a variety of languages
It’s important to reach out for help while caregiving. Your friends and family can be your most important resource. Not only can they provide physical help, they can also support you emotionally. Visit our Self Care page for tips on how to identify who can help you. You can also reach out to professionals for support. Professionals are available to assist you in connecting to resources, decision-making, future planning, providing hands-on care, and emotional support. To get help from a professional, please click here to visit our Caregiver Consultation page.
Below is a brief overview of words and acronyms commonly used by caregivers and people working with them: