Caring for someone with dementia at home is a difficult job that, while rewarding, can become overwhelming at times. As a caregiver, each day brings new challenges and opportunities as you cope with the changing behaviors and levels of ability of the person with dementia. Taking care of yourself as a caregiver and gaining more knowledge about dementia, with help you be able to take better care of your loved one with dementia.
NEI3A is here to help you. Below are some of the resources we offer:
• Information and referral for Family Caregivers-General information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s
• Family-Care-Consultations with caregivers of persons with dementia - Face-to-face meetings with caregivers-issues; progression of disease communication, behaviors, activities, safety, planning ahead. In-home or at the Area Agency.
• Community education about basics of dementia - Regular monthly Dementia Friends information sessions.
• Respite Funding - For care-partner of a person with dementia/may include Home Health Agency or Adult Day Center
• Alarms (chair and door alarms)