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Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiver Support

Boomers Caring for Multigenerational Families

Caregiver Support

Caregiving from a Distance

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Hospital Discharge

Websites for Seniors and Caregivers

Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiver Support

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: MedlinePlus
Specially designed for caregivers, this source from the National Library of Medicine provides information from government agencies and national organizations. Topics include About Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiving, Caregiver Depression, Caregiver Stress, Caregivers and Serious Illness, and Grief and Loss as Alzheimer's Progresses.

Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementias
The National Institute on Aging includes information about Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease, and Symptoms and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Caregiving Glossary 
The Alzheimer’s Association includes definitions and links to more information. 

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Resources
The Alzheimer’s Association provides information on topics such as Get day-to-day help, Support, Plan for the future, Message Board, Blog, and Care Training. Tabs at the top lead to more information on Daily Care, Stages & Behaviors, Safety, Care Options, and Financial & Legal Planning.

Medical Alert Systems Guide by ConsumerAffairs
The guide is no cost to use and educates readers on important aspects to consider when selecting a medical alert system. It answers common questions about the cost, function and style of the device. It also breaks down the pros and cons of the major medical alert brands with verified reviews.

Pacific Medical Training: First Aid for People Living with Alzheimer’s
The Medical Learning Library provides information on providing first aid for people living with Alzheimer's. Topics include Learn About Alzheimer's Disease, Recognize Alzheimer's Disease, Common Situations, and Communication Strategies.

Resources Guides for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers
These resource guides, one for caregivers and one for healthcare professionals, include Information Hubs, Recommended Trainings & Toolkits, and Printable Fact Sheets for Patients & Caregivers.

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Boomers Caring for Multigenerational Families

The Sandwich Generation: Rising Financial Burdens for Middle-aged Americans
Pew Research Center provides information on the sandwich generation and the rising financial burdens for middle-aged Americans.

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Caregiver Support

National Family Caregiver Support Program
The Wyoming Department of Health provides information about participation in the National Family Caregiver Support Program in Wyoming. Topics include Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Wyoming Home Services, Supportive Services, Nutrition Services, Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), National Family Caregiver Support Program, and Centenarian Program.

Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Action Network provides Instructional Videos, Caregiving Help Now, and topics on caregiving situations.

Family Caregiver Alliance
The Family Caregiver Alliance provides information on Caregiver Education, Policy & Advocacy, Caregiver Connect, and Press.

Supporting Student Caregivers: Youth Caregivers College Support

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Caregiving from a Distance

Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers
The National Institute on Aging provides a 48-page guide with topics on Getting Started, Things You Can Do, Finding More Help, Support for Caregivers, Points to Remember, and Resources.

Obstacles to Long-Distance Caregiving: Caring for Your Loved One from Far Away 
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) provides information on obstacles to long-distance caregiving with topics on Managing Family, Care and Career; Knowing When to Go; Contemplating a Move; Choosing a Main Caregiver; and Finding Resources.

Caring From a Distance
Caring From a Distance provides support for long-distance caregivers. Tabs to additional information include What to Do, Identify Services, You’re Not Alone, Difficult Choices, Library, Links, and Our Family Folder, which provides a password protected area for personal health records.

Best Buys Senior Solutions: details technology and commubnication devices designed to assit with distance caregiving

Senior Safety Reviews: comparison of medical alert systems 2018

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

GrandFamilies Resources
The AARP provides lists of public and private assistance to help grandparents and other relatives raising children including topics on housing and work issues, and resources available.

Help for Children Living with Grandparents and other Relatives  
USA.gov provides information about programs in your state and information about benefits and assistance. Topics include Learn About Kinship Care, Benefits and Financial Assistance, Child Care and Additional Resources, and Report Child Abuse and Neglect.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Financial Assistance
This page provides information on financial assistance for grandparents raising grandchildren. Topics include Cash Assistance, Food and Nutrition Assistance, Energy Assistance, Child Care Assistance, Tax Credits, and Other Resources.

When You are a Parent...Again 
Grandparens.com is a source of information for any grandparent. This page provides easy tips on how to Talk to an Attorney, Enroll your Grandchild in School, Know what your House can Handle, and Find out About Public Assistance.

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Hospital Discharge

Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers
The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) fact and tip sheet explains discharge planning, the role of the caregiver, getting help at home, discharge from hospital to another care facility, and questions to ask.

Frequently Asked Questions Before Hospital Discharge
The Medicare Resource Center provides answers to the most frequently asked Medicare questions.

Discharge Planning Checklist (PDF)
This six-page guide from Medicare.gov provides a list of action items, a place to record medications and appointments, and a list of resources for more assistance in planning a hospital discharge.

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Websites for Seniors and Caretakers

CDC Healthy Aging
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on Health Information for Older Adults; Data & Statistics; Healthy Brain Initiative; Emergency Preparedness; Resources, Publications, and Press Room; Advance Care Planning and Chronic Disease Management; Clinical Preventive Services; and Interactive Data Tools.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
Brochures from Geriatric Mental Health Foundation (GMHF) are available online or can be ordered in print. Topics include Alcohol/Drug Abuse/Misuse, Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, Anxiety, Caregiving, Depression, Disaster Preparedness and Response, Geriatric Psychiatry, Healthy Aging, and Sleep.

Health in Aging
The American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA) provides the latest information on health and aging including Aging & Health A to Z, Find a Geriatrics Healthcare Professional, Medications & Older Adults, Making Your Wishes Known, and Home & Community.”

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The NIA is dedicated to understanding the nature of aging and supporting the health and well-being of older adults. Topics include Alzheimer's & Related Dementias, Caregiving, End of Life, and Cognitive Health. The text can be enlarged to accommodate vision problems, and the color can be changed to yellow text on black background.

Nursing Home Compare
A service of Medicare, this page allows you to search for nursing homes in your area and compare the quality of care. Some spotlight topics include Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home and Nursing Home Checklist.

Drugwatch
The mission of Drugwatch is to keep people safe from potentially harmful drugs, medical devices, and procedures by informing them of medical conditions, severe side effects, and ways to take action.

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