There are many resources within our communities that work to
empower persons with cognitive impairment or dementia, and to help patients and
their families feel better prepared to cope with their unique situation. For additional
information on available community resources, please talk with your primary
Caregiving is an integral part of the ongoing journey of a
person with dementia. Family and caregivers are as involved as the patient, and
there are a number of things they can do to improve the quality of life for
both the family and person affected. Caregivers often have their own issues
arise from caring for someone with cognitive impairment or dementia.
Symptoms of Caregiver Stress and Tips for Managing Stress
Wilder Foundation Caregiving Resource Center
Act on Alzheimer’s: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver
Taking care of someone with cognitive impairment, memory
loss or dementia can be stressful and time consuming. Taking care of yourself
is important so you can stay healthy and provide care.