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Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Coping with Challenging Behaviors

Legal topics to consider

End of Life

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Call Center
Compassionate assistance to people in any type of crisis - 1-775-784-8090 or 1-800-273-8255

Friendship Line
A crisis hotline and a warmline for non-urgent calls. This line provides support services such as:

  • Suicide prevention
  • Emotional support
  • Elder abuse prevention and therapy
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support
  • Information and referrals for older adults or adults with disabilities - 1-800-971-0016

Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Support Line - 1-800-272-3900

211 Program
2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Answers.

The 2-1-1 program is a free, private service to help find local resources, including:

  • Food and nutrition programs
  • Shelter and housing resources
  • Utilities support
  • Disaster relief
  • Employment
  • Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • Reentry support for ex-offenders
  • Support groups
  • Safe help out of an abusive situation

Call 2-1-1 to speak with a service expert in your area.

Caring for someone is rarely easy and can take much of your time.  To help care for a loved one, caregivers need to make time to care for themselves.

Keep in mind the tips below to help you take care of yourself:

  • No one is perfect.  You will make mistakes.
  • Many emotions surface when you are caring for another.
  • Depression is a common experience while caregiving.
  • Give yourself and your loved one honest expectations.
  • Use the info and resources available to you.
  • Know the skills needed to care for your loved one. Be honest about what you can and cannot do.
  • Learn to say No.
  • Take help from others.
  • Be resilient.
  • Know your own stress triggers.
  • For successful coping:
    • Eat right
    • Exercise
    • Sleep

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers Fact Sheet

Nutrition Resources:

Other Resources:

AARP
aarp.org

Brain Injury Association of America
BIAUSA.org

Caregiver Action Network (CAN)
Caregiveraction.org

Dementia/Alzheimer’s
ALZ.org
1-800-272-3900

Disability
Disability.gov

Eldercare Locator
1.800.677.1116
Eldercare.gov

Family Caregiver Alliance
Caregiver.org
1-800-445-8106

Medicaid
Medicaid.gov

Medicare
Medicare.gov

MedlinePlus: End of Life Issues
Medlineplus.gov/endoflifeissues.html

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)
Nasuad.org 

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
POLST.org

Serious Mental Illness
NAMI.org
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Stroke
Stroke.org
1-800-STROKES (787-6537)

U.S. Living Will Registry®
uslivingwillregistry.com