Alzheimer's And Dementia Caregiver Center
Facts About Alzheimer's
- Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, it is fast becoming one the greatest medical challenges facing Americans.
- Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer's today. The entire family is impacted; there are an estimated 10 million family caregivers today.
Alzheimer's Online Care Training Courses
Liberty Healthcare of North Carolina is partnering with The Alzheimer's Association to bring you free individual online care training in dementia care. The courses are 30 - 45 minutes long and are offered in both English and Spanish. You will need to sign up through the Alzheimer's Association.
Free E-Learning Courses in Alzheimer's & Dementia
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.
Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease. We'll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer's in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging.
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.
This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include:
- Making legal plans that fit your needs
- Legal documents youll need and what they mean for all of you
- How to find legal and financial assistance
- Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
- Tax deductions and credits
- Government programs that can help pay for care
Living with Alzheimer's for People with Alzheimer's
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? In this three-part program, you will hear from others who have been where you are. You'll learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.
Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers: Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer's disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This 3-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.
Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers: Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer's disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer's.
Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers: Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer's disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this 2-part series, you'll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's and their families.
Living with Alzheimer's for Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer's disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesnt happen to someone so young, does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us for this program to get answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.
The Alzheimer's Association also offers individual certification to recognize those who complete the program and demonstrate knowledge of quality dementia care practices. Please see the essentiALZ Certification Program for details.