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What is Dementia, its Common Signs, and Possible Causes?
How do I know if it’s dementia?
What are common signs of dementia?
What are common types of dementia?
What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease versus dementia?
|Does a specific diagnosis matter?
Questions around Diagnosis
Questions around Caregiver Role(s)
|What is a caregiver? Care partner v. Caregiver?
|When can I expect to be a caregiver?
|How am I supposed to take care of myself when I don’t have time?
|I no longer feel like the spouse/adult child; I feel like a parent. What do I do?
|Our relationship has changed. How do I come to terms with the change?
|When is it time to stop driving?
|What if the person refuses?
|When is it no longer safe to live alone?
|How do I get the person to accept care?
|What if the person is resistance to care?
|How can I advocate for the best care for my person?
Community-based, Home and Long Term Care
|What are care options?
|How do I find care?
|How do I choose the best residential option for care?
End of Life Care
|How do I know it is time for palliative or hospice care?
Legal & Financial Planning
|How can I get paid as a family caregiver?
|https://www.usa.gov/disability-caregiver (All States)
https://azcaregiver.org/service/how-to-be-paid-as-a-family-caregiver/ (Arizona Specific)
|Questions about family leave? Lost wages? Or Financial Issues
|How can I pay for care?
|What kind of legal/financial planning do I need to complete?
|Do I need to see an elder law attorney?
|When is a guardianship/conservatorship needed?
Medical Decisions and Hospital Care
|How is dementia (Alzheimer’s disease) treated?
|Should the person be taking medications for dementia (Alzheimer’s disease)?
|How do the drugs help manage the symptoms?
|Is the medication really working?
|How to make sure my person gets the best care in the hospital?
Breathing, Meditation, and Mindfulness
|Listen to Mindfulness Exercises
Organizations and Government Resources to Visit
|National Institute on Aging
|National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Education Referral Center
|Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
|Family Caregiver Alliance
|Administration for Community Living
The information on this on this page is for educational purposes. For individualized medical guidance, consult your physician.