Are you the Caregiver
for a Family Member with
Alzheimer's Disease
in Your Home?

Currently there are approximately 5.4 million people living in the United States with Alzheimer's Disease. 87% of these people are living at home with their family. Almost 15 million Americans are unpaid caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease, according to figures released 3/15/2011 by the Alzheimer's Association.

I have often wondered how many of these caregivers have the information they need to provide the best care possible for their loved one.

The role of a caregiver for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease in the home can be very difficult. The goal of this website is to provide helpful information, tips, and support for these caregivers. I will describe the different stages of the disease and the behaviors which may present as the disease progresses. I will also provide research and treatment information.

I have been a registered nurse for 16 years and I have provided care for many patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Several years ago I realized the caregivers of these patients needed my help as well as the patient. I began to research the effects of this disease on the caregiver. What I discovered was that many of the caregivers did not have a strong support system and were unaware of the help that was available to them.

I decided to create a website which offered information and a place for caregivers to share their views and interact with other caregivers. I am hoping those who have had several years of experience living with this life altering disease will be able to provide emotional support and their experiences to those who are just beginning their roller coaster ride.

I will provide links to related websites which may be helpful to the caregiver. I will also share with you the techniques used by nurses when they are caring for patients affected by this disease. There are so many different areas of life affected by Alzheimer's Disease and no one person has all of the answers. My goal is to help answer as many of them for you as I can.

Understanding Alzheimers Disease
Caring for a family member with Alzheimers Disease is difficult, the more you understand about the disease the easier it becomes.
Alzheimers Resources
Weblinks to helpful Alzheimers Resources.
Alzheimers and Advanced Directives
Understanding Advanced Directives for an Alzheimers patient
Understanding Alzheimers Stages
Do you know the different stages of Alzheimers Disease? Being able to identify and understand the Alzheimers stages makes it easier for the caregiver to provide the best care possible.
Alzheimers Early Stage, how can you tell?
Alzheimers Early Stage, can you recognize the signs? Are you worried about a family member? Here are the warning signs.
Alzheimers middle stage can be very difficult to manage!
Do you provide Alzheimers middle stage care in your home for a family member? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Alzheimers late stage, what should you know about it?
Do you provide Alzheimers late stage care in your home for a family member? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Controlling Alzheimers behaviors in your home?
Are you having problems with Alzheimers behaviors in your home? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Alzheimers Agitation, Anger and Aggression?
Is Alzheimers agitation a problem in your home? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Assessing Alzheimers Pain
assessing and managing alzheimers pain
Alzheimers Paranoia, Hallucinations, Illusions and Delusions?
Alzheimers paranoia, hallucinations, illusions, and delusions? What is the difference? How do you deal with them? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Alzheimers Wandering Outside Prevention Tips
Is a family member with Alzheimers wandering off a worry for you? Learn how to make your home safer with tips from an experienced nurse.
Providing Alzheimers care in your home?
Do you provide Alzheimers care in your home for a family member? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Alzheimers Activities in your Home
Do you provide Alzheimers activities in your home for a family member? Do you need some new ideas? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Providing Alzheimers bathing care in your home?
Do you provide Alzheimers bathing care in your home for a family member? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Alzheimers Dressing Tips
Are you providing Alzheimers dressing help in your home for a family member? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Alzheimers Nutrition in your Home
Do you provide Alzheimers nutrition in your home for a family member? An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Alzheimers Sleep Problems
Alzheimers sleep problems can be exhausting for everyone in the home. An experienced nurse has tips for you to make your life easier.
Alzheimers Toileting Problems
Managing Alzheimers toileting problems can be difficult. An experienced nurse has tips to make it easier.
Alzheimers safety in your home
Do you know everything you should about Alzheimers safety in your home?
Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimers in your Home
Home safety checklist for the home with someone with Alzheimer's Disease living in it.
Alzheimers Bathroom Safety
Is Alzheimers bathroom safety a worry for you? Learn how to make your bathroom safer.
Alzheimers Kitchen Safety, is your kitchen safe?
Is Alzheimers kitchen safety a worry for you? Learn how to make your kitchen safer.
Worried about Alzheimers driving safety?
Is Alzheimers driving safety a concern? Are you questioning whether a family member should be driving? Here is some information to help you.
Alzheimers Fall Prevention
Is Alzheimers fall prevention a worry for you? Learn how to make your home safer with tips from an experienced nurse.
Alzheimers Caregiver Burnout
What is Alzheimers caregiver burnout? Can you recognize it?
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Alzheimers News Articles
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Alzheimers Medications
Understanding the different types of Alzheimer Medicines