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Caregivers FAQ
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COPD Foundation (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation) - Basic information on the practical and psychological issues raised by caregiving; some are specific to caring for COPD patients, but most are good for all caregivers. COPD Foundation (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation) - Basic information on the practical and psychological issues raised by caregiving; some are specific to caring for COPD patients, but most are good for all caregivers. Show less
The Cost of Caregiving
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AARP and Elinor Ginzler - Profile of average caregivers, stresses of caregiving, tips for caregivers. AARP and Elinor Ginzler - Profile of average caregivers, stresses of caregiving, tips for caregivers. Show less
Family Caregiving…it’s not all up to you. Top 10 questions
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National Family Caregivers Association and National Alliance for Caregiving - Most frequent concerns of caregivers with answers pointing to specific resources. National Family Caregivers Association and National Alliance for Caregiving - Most frequent concerns of caregivers with answers pointing to specific resources. Show less
Caregiving
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NYC Caregiver - First article on a comprehensive site; this is a good resource even outside of New York. Includes information In Spanish, Russian and Chinese. NYC Caregiver - First article on a comprehensive site; this is a good resource even outside of New York. Includes information In Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Show less
Caregiving
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Oregon.Gov - Brief overview, giving & receiving care, caregiver & care relationships, communicating on caregiving issues, as well as Oregon specific information on respite care. Oregon.Gov - Brief overview, giving & receiving care, caregiver & care relationships, communicating on caregiving issues, as well as Oregon specific information on respite care. Show less
Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health Show less
Caregiver Guide: Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health Show less
Selected Caregiver Statistics
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Family Caregiver Alliance - Comprehensive statistics regarding caregivers: gender, age, employment, relationship to care recipients, effects of caregiving, and more. Family Caregiver Alliance - Comprehensive statistics regarding caregivers: gender, age, employment, relationship to care recipients, effects of caregiving, and more. Show less
Who Are the Caregivers?
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Family Caregiver Alliance - Focus on women as caregivers. Family Caregiver Alliance - Focus on women as caregivers. Show less
Facts about Family Caregivers
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association and National Family Caregiver's Association - Summary of family caregiving statistics; plus tips and hints for caregivers, some general and some specifically related to those caring for ALS patients. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association and National Family Caregiver's Association - Summary of family caregiving statistics; plus tips and hints for caregivers, some general and some specifically related to those caring for ALS patients. Show less
Family Caregiving
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American Psychological Association - Facts and figures on who caregivers are, the impact of caretaking on them, support for caretakers, psychology in caregiving issues. American Psychological Association - Facts and figures on who caregivers are, the impact of caretaking on them, support for caretakers, psychology in caregiving issues. Show less
Caregiving Resource Center
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AARP - Useful resource website for caregivers. It discusses and provides forms for planning ahead, providing care at home, housing options, legal and insurance matters, and end of life issues. AARP - Useful resource website for caregivers. It discusses and provides forms for planning ahead, providing care at home, housing options, legal and insurance matters, and end of life issues. Show less
Publications
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National Alliance for Caregiving - Provides a variety of helpful articles for family caregivers, as well as for medical professionals and discharge planners. National Alliance for Caregiving - Provides a variety of helpful articles for family caregivers, as well as for medical professionals and discharge planners. Show less
End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - A well-written practical booklet for the caregiver, including what to do after death. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - A well-written practical booklet for the caregiver, including what to do after death. Show less
Eldercare at Home. Chapter 2: Caregiving
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American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging - Discusses general and specific problems in caregiving at home with a focus on the ways the caregiver can help oneself stay healthy and positive. American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging - Discusses general and specific problems in caregiving at home with a focus on the ways the caregiver can help oneself stay healthy and positive. Show less
Caring for the Alzheimer's Disease Patient
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Geriatric Mental Health Foundation - Useful for all caregivers; includes special needs of families and caregivers, patient-directed treatments, caregiver depression, referrals and resources. Geriatric Mental Health Foundation - Useful for all caregivers; includes special needs of families and caregivers, patient-directed treatments, caregiver depression, referrals and resources. Show less
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