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Caregiver Information

As mentioned in the Summer edition of the Reflections article, Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow, below are links to online-only publications that contain useful and free information.  Just click on the links below and start exploring.

 

National Institute of Aging Free Resources

Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease

Disaster Preparedness

Driving Safety

Wandering

 

Caregiver Crossing on 93 WIBC

Audio recordings below.  Click to download.

Recordings from 2014

Dr._Mary1_2014.mp3

Dr._Mary2_2014.mp3

Topic for December 2013 - Dealing with the Holidays

12-21__Dr._Mary.mp3

Topic for November 30, 2013 - Denial

11-30__Dr._Mary1.mp3

11-30__Dr._Mary2.mp3

 

Useful Information for Caregivers:

Downloadable Handouts

Below are handouts that were developed as part of our research with patients and family caregivers in the community. Each handout was designed to give caregivers ideas for how to help with a variety of issues that can be problematic when caring for someone with dementia and Alzheimer disease.  Please feel free to download and use the handouts.  If you are interested in the research findings, we have included the references below. 

Callahan_et_al_JAMA_2006.pdf

Austrom_et_al_Clin_Gerontol_2006.pdf

Austrom_et_al_Dementia_2006.pdf

Austrom_et_al_Gerontol_2004.pdf

Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like additional information.

 

Click to download these handouts. 

Activities of Daily Living:

Bathing.pdf

Clothing_Ideas.pdf

Dental_Care.pdf

Dressing.pdf

Mealtimes.pdf

Mealtimes_2.pdf

Personal_Care.pdf

Sleeping.pdf

Toileting.pdf

 

Mobility & Activities:

Activities_to_Avoid.pdf

Activities_to_Encourage.pdf

Balance.pdf

Driving_2013.pdf

Exercise.pdf

Falling.pdf

Wandering.pdf

Wandering_2.pdf

 

Challenging Behaviors:

Catastrophic_Reactions.pdf

Communicating.pdf

Communicating_2.pdf

Non_Verbal_Communication.pdf

Non_Verbal_Communication_2.pdf

Repetitive_Behaviors.pdf

Sexuality.pdf

Verbal_Noises.pdf

 

Mood Disturbances:

Depression.pdf

Hallucinations.pdf

Paranoia.pdf

 

For the Caregiver:

Caregiver_Health.pdf

 

Tissue Donation:

Religion_and_Tissue_Donation.pdf