Online Resources for Northern Michigan Alzheimer’s Caregivers
According to the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association there are 130,000 people across the Great Lake state who are living with the disease. Since 1983, the month of November has been designated as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. To honor and support that effort, we have pulled together resources to support family caregivers in northern Michigan. From education to respite, we hope this information will be of help.
Alzheimer’s Resources in Northern Michigan
- Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – The helpline is operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Support is available in 140 languages. Seniors and family caregivers can get answers to questions regarding medication, treatment, options for care, respite, and more. You can reach the 24/7 Helpline by calling 1.800.272.3900.
- Northern Michigan Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups – The Greater Michigan Chapter maintains a several lists of Alzheimer’s family caregiver support groups across northern Michigan. They are offered on a variety of days and times. There is no cost to attend.
- ALZ Connected – This online community is dedicated to support the unique needs of people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers share their fears, frustrations and more on topics ranging from activities you can do with an Alzheimer’s loved one to coping with Sundowner’s Syndrome.
- The Dementia Safety Center – Alzheimer’s disease creates unique safety issues for family caregivers. This online resource center provides advice for with tackling difficult safety topics such as driving and dementia, wandering and traveling.
- Talking to Kids about Alzheimer’s – In this article on our blog, we share resources for parents who are trying to explain a senior loved one’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to their children.
- Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Library – The national office of the Alzheimer’s Association maintains a virtual library of books, DVDs and other resources for families to check-out and use. Visit the site to learn search the online catalog and learn how to borrow Alzheimer’s related resources.
We hope this information helps connect you with Alzheimer’s resources that make your role of caregiver a little easier. If you know of a resource we missed, please share it in the comments section below!