Caregiver Resources

Dementia Overview Presentations

Who Should Attend? Family and Friends who care for or help support someone who has dementia.

Dementia 101 – Dementia Information for Families and Friends

  • The Basics of Dementia
  • Changes in Thinking that a Person who has Dementia Experiences
  • Effective Communication Strategies with a Person who has Dementia

Activities for Persons with Dementia

  • Engaging a person who has dementia in daily activities and life around them
  • Modifying activities for a person who has dementia
  • Connecting with a person who has dementia through activities

To register, contact Barb Mannino at 517-887-1418 or manninob@tcoa.org.

This project is supported, in part, by grant number 90DS2015 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, the Aging & Adult Services Agency, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lansing, Michigan, and Tri-County Office on Aging.

Dementia Consultation

Individual and group consultation can include dementia education, identifying caregiving concerns, developing a plan of action to address concerns, as well as education about resources to support caregivers and those who have dementia.  There is no charge for consultation.

Contact: Barb Mannino at Tri-County Office on Aging, 517-887-1418 or manninob@tcoa.org

 

Caregiver Workshops and Classes

Creating Confident Caregivers® provides persons caring for an individual with dementia at home with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and learn effective care giving skills.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend.

Visit the Classes/Evidence-Based Programs page to learn more and see when the next series are scheduled.

 

Caregiver Resources and Communication Tools

Online Communication among a designated team of caregivers:

http://www.caringbridge.org/

http://caringconnections.lotsahelpinghands.com/eldercare/home/   (offers a calendar)

http://www.whatmattersnow.org/?p=nationalhospicefoundation  (unique to the care recipient)

Communicating with other caregivers in general online:

https://www.agingcare.com/Caregiver-Forum

https://www.alzconnected.org/

https://caregiver.org/support-groups

http://www.caregiveraction.org/community

http://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/bd-p/bf41  (AARP caregiver forum)

Caregiver Support Websites:

http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/ (AARP Caregiving Resource Center)

https://www.agingcare.com/Caregiver-Support

http://www.alz.org/care/overview.asp  (Alzheimer’s Association)

http://www.caregiver.org/   (Family Caregiver Alliance)

http://www.caregiveraction.org/

http://helpguide.org/home-pages/caregiving.htm

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups – https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Disease Specific Local Support Groups – https://www.tcoa.org/resources/support-groups/

Videos for Caregivers

*Family Caregiver Alliance overview: https://www.youtube.com/user/CAREGIVERdotORG

*Family Caregiver Association – Caregiver College Video Series  – Caitlyn Morgan, Gerontologist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUjOarB8XUc

*VideoCaregiving: A Visual Education Center for Family Caregivers: http://www.videocaregiving.org/caregiving.php

Videos for Caregivers – Dementia Specific 

Safe at Home – A Caregiver’s Guidehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSUNMbQz59g

UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program: http://dementia.uclahealth.org/caregiver-education-videos

VideoCaregiving: A Visual Education Center for Family Caregivers: http://www.videocaregiving.org/

Purposeful activities for dementia: Alzheimer’s Australia VIC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y6LCpL8HUU