Balancing caregiver responsibilities

Share advice on how to balance caregiving, work responsibilities, raising children, etc.


Telephone Support Group for Widows/Widowers of Spouses Who Had Alzheimer's

  • By AFATeam · Posted February 18, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hello everyone, On Monday, February 24, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America will kick off a grief and transition support group for widows and widowers whose spouses had Alzheimer's disease or a related ...

Truth or Fiction?

  • By EditorCW · New reply January 9, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I care for a 94 year-old senior with AD. She believes she has been to visit dead relatives, as well as living family members, and she believes she has traveled to other cities, when she has not left her ...

Caregiver Bill of Rights

  • By seacoastgirl · New reply December 14, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I just read this on the Alzheimer's Reading Room ( 13/04/the-caregivers-bill-of-rights.html #more) and thought it was worth posting here as so many of use tend to ...

Latino/a Caregivers of Persons with Dementia or Dementia related disorders

  • By jaquelyng · New reply September 13, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • According to the Alzheimer's Association (2012), more than 80 percent of Alzheimer and dementia patients caregivers report that they frequently experience high levels of stress, and nearly half say they ...

Former PCA Coming Back

  • By Amgbluesky · New reply May 17, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Back a few months ago the PCA we had coming in was driving us insane. She seemed to be everywhere she didn't need to be. Well she's coming back and I was the one that requested her. Go ahead, you can ...

Caregiver Attitude

  • By MikeSWFL · New reply April 29, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • ATTITUDE There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, And noticed she had only three hairs on her head. 'Well,' she said, 'I think I'll braid my hair today.' So she did and she ...


  • By mtr3 · New reply April 6, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • We are concerned about the care center our father is in. His clothes are not always clean and he is not groomed, shaven. The place smells of urine often. One of the helpers kisses him (on the cheek) and ...


  • By ahop075 · New reply April 5, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Ok, so my father has dementia and I moved back to the family home 3 years ago to take care of him because no one else wanted the responsibility. My Dad is a good man and took good care of me as a child ...

Reliable and Trustworthy Companions

  • By innyday · New reply March 4, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Good morning, my father and I am caring for my mother who has Lewy Body Dementia. We need help in finding a companion for her just a couple days a week. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly ...

Unique Caregiver Respite Orgqanization

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  • By Ecker (Inactive) · Posted March 1, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • The Visionaries has been on PBS for 18 years with Sam Waterston of Law and Order serving as an unpaid host. This series is designed to give the public a view of the best in class of non-profit organizations ...

We aren't allowed to help

  • By Sosadandconfused · New reply November 28, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • My husband's mom has had dementia for at least 4 years. In the past year it really took a bad turn. She had two at home caregivers who were experienced with alzheimers/dementia. My MIL didn't like them ...


  • By martaPR · New reply October 26, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • My name is Marta, I am 43 years old, I live in Massachusetts with my husband, 3 of our 6 children and my dad whom I'm a caregiver for. Wowww is it tough caring for someone with with alzheimers, my life ...

caregivers for Alzheimers patients

  • By cats07 · New reply October 5, 2012
  • 19 replies
  • How do you continue to keep your loved one home when the challenges get harder and you continue to be the main caregiver with little help from family ...

pulmonary embolism

  • By hope813 · Posted September 18, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Mom came out of the shower Saturday morning complaining of shortness of breath and feeling faint. I called 911 and after checking her out EMT's took her to ER. After a long day of tests they found she ...

Am I making the right decision?

  • By jlawson · New reply September 17, 2012
  • 6 replies
  • My grandmother had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's a couple years ago, and my mother has been taking care of her. They live in the same apartment building, so it had been easy for her to do so. Since ...

what do i do with her anger?

  • By carecare · New reply September 9, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • hello ...

Another Caregivers' resource

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  • By cmn1 (Inactive) · New reply August 16, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • I've just learned about a (new) caregiver resource from AARP. At first glance, it looks good, so am passing this along. It seems we can use all the help we can get. ...

When is the right time to put an Alzheimer's patient in professional care

  • By carolynf · New reply August 6, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • My mother has been suffering from this terrible disease for about 9 years now. My dad has dutifully been taking care of her by himself which has really only become a challenge in the last year. She doesn't ...


  • By emmarose1 · New reply July 17, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • My husband who is 78 has been diagnosed with advance Alzheimers. My kids want me to send him to his daughters house because of my health issues. I am 70 years old and don't know how to handle this. He ...

should I/can I bring dad home

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  • By Pat1954 (Inactive) · New reply July 15, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • Dad (81) stayed with me for 4 months during his treatment for throat cancer (before that he was still living at home on his own - cancer is gone, still healing from radiation, fed by feeding tube). He ...

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