Dementia Resources for Caregivers and Families
- Clinician Reviewed VA and Non-VA Resources for Families Caring for Veterans with Dementia
Clinician Reviewed VA and Non-VA Resources for Families Caring for Veterans with Dementia
The VA GRECC-Connect team of doctors, social workers, occupational therapists, and nurses reviewed over 100 online dementia resources and selected options available to assist and support people with dementia and their families.
The GRECC-Connect team took care in choosing the most informative and easy to use resources in varied formats (booklet, brochure, video etc.). The resources suggested are organized by topic and available for viewing online. Many resources can be printed directly from the pdf or the direct link shared via email or chat. To find out more about GRECC-Connect, visit the webpage here.
The GRECC-Connect team wishes to express their appreciation to the sources who provided support and information to help create this webpage.
- Dementia Overview
The dementia overview section provides resources that focus on general information about the disease process and diagnosis of dementia.
- Daily Activities
The daily activities section provides resources for dementia caregivers targeting challenges with common activities.
- Behavior Changes
Changes in behavior and personality are common in dementia. This section provides resources for dementia caregivers to help understand and manage those changes.
Keeping a loved one with dementia safe is an important element of dementia caregiving. This section provides resources for dementia caregivers on safety at home and in the community.
- Caregivers' Self Care and Support
Caregivers' Self Care and Support
Being a caregiver for a loved one with dementia can be challenging and overwhelming. This section provides resources that focus on your well-being and support when dealing with challenging aspects of dementia.
- Brain Health
The brain health section offers tips to help your brain stay sharp and active as you age. This information can be useful for both you and your loved ones!
- Telehealth and Technology
Telehealth and Technology
Being a caregiver today is significantly impacted by the current shift in healthcare to telehealth models. This section provides resources on how to understand and utilize current technology and have a successful telehealth visit with your loved one with dementia.
- COVID-19 and Dementia Care
COVID-19 and Dementia Care
This section provides resources and tips for dementia caregivers on COVID-19 and how to keep their loved ones safe and engaged during the pandemic.
- Comprehensive Dementia Care Guides
Comprehensive Dementia Care Guides
If you are looking for a more detailed, comprehensive guide touching on all aspects of dementia education and caregiving, this section is for you.
- Additional Websites
Beyond the specific resources suggested in the direct links above, there are other websites you can look through that can provide more dementia-related information.
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