Supporting Family and Friend Caregivers

If you're caring for a family member or friend living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, taking care of YOU is an important part of the journey with this disease. The following resources and tips will offer options that match up with your needs now and into the future.

After a Diagnosis (ACT on Alzheimer's) Action steps and tips to share with individuals and their family when a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia is made; includes resource information.

Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Programs for family caregivers:  support groups, Memory Clubs, Meetup Groups.  

Information and Support for In-Home Dementia Caregivers Short educational videos for family caregivers including home safety, legal matters, dealing with problem behaviors and learning relaxation techniques.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center Offers information about early-stage, middle-stage and late-stage caregiving.

Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors Provides communication tips and explanations of behavior by people with dementia including wandering, incontinence, agitation, and other behavioral symptoms.

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease Offers easy-to-understand information and advice for at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Caring for Yourself  Two pages of tips to take care of yourself. 

Living Well Workbook. A Guide for Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI) & Early Dementia This workbook can be used alone or together with a partner. Each chapter includes information about a wellness strategy, its benefits, perspectives of people living with MCI and early dementia, ideas that you can try, and a place for you to build your own living well plan. 

Start your search for resources by checking out what's available in your local community.

Senior LinkAge Line 1-800-333-2433 A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors www,minnesotahelp.info Navigate Minnesota's Land of Over 10,000 Helping Agencies Alzheimer's Association