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Daily Life for Caregivers

Annotation:AARP Foundation - A comprehensive guide to planning for caregiving.

Annotation:AARP - Caring from a distance: how to keep information organized, how to make your visit productive, and know about your public assistance options.

Annotation:AARP - Caring from a distance: what you can and cannot do.

Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Answers to common questions from long distance caregivers.

Annotation:AARP - Practical suggestions for caregivers who are also employed.

Annotation:The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida - Concise, but helpful article with practical suggestions and strategies.

Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - This booklet for caregivers gives room-by-room and behavior-by-behavior suggestions for creating a safer space.

Annotation:AARP - Suggestions for gifts that help track medications, personal-response systems, alert systems, mobility aids, and reading material on demand.

Annotation:American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging - A good overview on caregiver strategies for recognizing when memory loss becomes a problem and how to cope with it.

Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Helpful tips for visits. Here, you will find: steps you can take now to make hospital visits less traumatic; tips on making your relative or care partner more comfortable once you arrive at the hospital; and suggestions on how to work with hospital staff and doctors.

Annotation:American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging - A good overview on caregiver strategies for recognizing depression in the person you care for, and how to manage it, including when to ask the doctor for help.

Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Describes what an older driver should consider to stay safe behind the wheel.

Annotation:AARP - Definitions of service providers, suggestions on how to assess services. Some of this material appears in slightly different form in the book (for sale) Caring For Your Parents: The Complete AARP Guide.

Annotation:AARP - Discussion on the need for and the steps to take when choosing, interviewing and screening prospective home-care workers.

Annotation:AARP Bulletin - Screening caregivers can help protect older people from abuse.

Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Describes the types of nursing homes, how to choose, paying for care, and provides further helpful online resources.

Annotation:AARP - Useful worksheet of questions.

Annotation:American Geriatrics Society - Discusses issues for the aged and their caregivers, such as how minds change as we age, stress and how to deal with it, and healthy behaviors.

Annotation:Alzheimer’s Association. Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter - Support groups for all individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. Locations may offer specialized groups for children, those with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer’s, adult caregivers and others with specific needs.

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Visit the PlaneTree Health Information Center online: http://sccl.org/services/planetree NOTE: This information should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


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