Top 5 Questions Caregivers Ask About Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Helpline shares the most common questions—and answers—on caring for someone with Alzheimer's.

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- Posted on Mar 11, 2019

Women calling Alzheimer's Association Helpline

1. I need more information and support—what can I do?
Helpline specialists provide disease information and caregiver strategies. They refer callers to Alzheimer’s Association education programs, support groups and early-stage engagement programs. Information on these and other resources is also available at alz.org.

2. What are the options for professional care?
Families often need help navigating professional care options and how to pay for them.

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3. My loved one is showing signs of Alzheimer’s. What should we do?
Helpline specialists can offer information on warning signs of the disease and guidance for getting a diagnosis.

4. I’m feeling burned-out.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be emotionally and physically draining. Specialists offer callers emotional support and tips for dealing with caregiver stress.

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5. I’m new to caregiving and need help.
Specialists can provide callers with caregiving education to help them cope with caregiving challenges. They also connect them with local and online educational support.

   For more information, the Alzheimer's Assocation Helpline can be reached at (800) 272-3900.

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