Family caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease often feel overwhelmed. They need training and support to help their loved ones, but often don’t have the time or freedom to attend workshops or support groups. The Alzheimer’s Tennessee Caregiver Academy brings important information to caregivers wherever and whenever it’s needed.
These short videos offer expert information on the medical basics of Alzheimer's disease as well as practical caregiving tips. Click the links below to go to the videos and more information.
What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?
What To Do After a Loved One is Diagnosed.
The Five "A's" of Alzheimer's Communication
Holiday Tips: Let's Talk About the Holidays
Holiday Tips: Find Peace During the Holidays
Holiday Tips: Holiday Toolbox for Caregivers
Caregiver Tips: Interpreting Behaviors
Caregiver Tips: Delusions and Hallucinations
The "Best Friends" Approach to Alzheimer's Care
Engaging Your Loved One with Dementia
Legal Issues: Durable Power of Attorney
Basic Estate Planning Documents
Medicare Resources for Elder Care
Being a caregiver can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. Stress is one of the biggest threats to a caregiver’s well-being.
Click the link below to download the self assessment tool to help evaluate your level of caregiver stress.
CAREGIVER STRESS ASSESSMENT.pdf
This program is provided by: Serving Tennessee Seniors administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at the request of the Chancery Court.
Special Section: CAREGIVING IN A COVID WORLD
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed added stress on already burdened families living with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
At times like this, caregivers for those living with the disease and other can feel especially isolated and overwhelmed.
Alzheimer's Tennessee, in partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, offers a series of videos designed to help family caregivers take care of their loved ones and themselves during these troubled times.
Click here or the button below to view these resources.
Caregiving in a COVID World