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4 Essential Resources for Your Alzheimer’s Toolkit

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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can raise a lot of questions. As with any new job or role you take on, educating yourself can help prepare you for whatever new or challenging circumstances you may encounter. No matter your situation, amount of free time or learning style, there are resources available to you in print, on-the-go, in-person or online. Knowing your resources is the first step to improving your level of care.

  1. New Book:  Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Dementia Care at Home addresses common behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The book, written by an employee of Home Instead, Inc. and published by Home Instead Press, LLC, offers practical strategies and techniques to manage Alzheimer’s behavioral symptoms. The book is available in both digital and paperback formats.
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  2. Free App:  For on-demand answers, Home Instead, Inc. developed an iPhone application (app) as an extension of the book, Confidence to Care. The app provides instant support at your fingertips, offering tips on managing Alzheimer’s behaviors, answering your questions and helping you find services in your area. You can download the app for free.Download the app now
  3. Free Workshops:  If you prefer to learn about Alzheimer’s care in-person from an instructor, you can attend free Alzheimer’s family caregiver training workshops in your area. Classes will cover techniques, activities and helpful memory care information related to Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.Register for a workshop near you
  4. Help for Alzheimer’s Families Website: provides tips for evoking the power of memory, Alzheimer’s-related interactive education courses and monthly live chatswith Alzheimer’s experts for practical solutions to caregiving challenges.Visit

Whether in print, online or in-person, these resources can assist you with the day-to-day challenges of caregiving.

Last revised: September 3, 2013

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Thoughts and stories from others
  1. September 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Posted by Kathy Tillman

    How do you deal with frustration, especially when my husband doesn't understand my instructions & we both get upset, then I feel guilty for becoming angry with him? Thank you, kt


  2. September 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Posted by Jean

    In almost all the offers that Home Instead makes (e.g., these toolkit items), I am asked if I want to sign up for the newsletter. Sometimes additional benefitsare offered w/ sign-up. Well, theonly reason that I get to these pages is that I get the links FROM the newsletters that you email to me, so I always choose the "No" option which doesn't allow for "No, because it would just duplicate the Home Instead email I am already receiving." (You're not the only on-line site that has overlooked this.)


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