Resources

The Alzheimer’s Care Coalition offers an abundance of resources for our members to use.

Main Resources
Family Caregiver Alliance
Provides information, education, services, and advocacy to support families caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

National Family Caregiver Program
Provides education, support, empowerment and advocacy to family caregivers
National Alliance for Caregiving
Conducts research, policy analysis, development of national programs, increases public awareness of family caregiving issues.
National Institute on Aging
The Institute leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs
Your Link to Information about Resources that may provide respite or services to assist the caregiver short term
ElderCare Online
Empowering Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Spouse
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Home Health Care Comparison
Nursing Home Comparison

Support Groups In Our Area
There are numerous Dementia Caregiver Support Groups in our 8-county area. They offer a foundation of information in a confidential setting providing each caregiver the opportunity for support, friendship, and understanding. Contact Area IV for a current listing at (800) 382-7556 or (765) 447-7683.

Books

Area IV has the following books to loan:

  • The Best Friend's Approach To Alzheimer's Care
  • The Complete Guide To Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home
  • Creating Moments Of Joy (Understanding The Person With Alzheimer’s)
  • Dignified Life, A: A Best Friend’s Approach To Alzheimer’s Care
  • The 36-Hr Day (Considered The “Must Read” For Families With Alzheimer’s.)
  • The Validation Breakthrough
  • Alzheimer’s Early Stages
  • Talking to Alzheimer’s
  • Coach Broyle’s Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
  • Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s
  • Letters from Madelyn

 

CDs/DVDs

CDs
Area IV has these CDs/DVDs to loan:

  • Creating Moments Of Joy
  • Creating A Safe Haven
  • Enhanced Dining
  • Family Moments
  • It’s Saturday Night
  • Memory Enhanced Activities
  • DVDs
  • HBO Alzheimer’s Project with Maria Shriver
  • Creating Moments Of Joy
  • Creating A Safe Haven
  • Enhanced Dining
  • Family Moments
  • It’s Saturday Night
  • Memory Enhanced Activities

Caregiving Is A 24/7 Job

Caring for someone with dementia brings special challenges. In order to keep the caregiver healthy, it is important to find ways to manage your seconds, minutes, hours, and days in ways that are the least stressful for you and your loved one.

Learn to become a detective -- finding out what the causes of the difficult behaviors are for the person with dementia. Remember: It's the relationship that is MOST critical, NOT the outcome of one encounter. By managing your own (caregiver) behavior, actions, words and reactions, you can change the outcome of an interaction with your loved one.

We suggest reading "Creating Moments of Joy," or "Talking to Alzheimer's," or "The Best Friend's Approach." All of the CDs and DVDs listed above can help you with this.

Area IV Locations

  • Tippecanoe County: 660 N 36th St. Lafayette, IN 47905
  • Carroll County: 901 Prince William Rd Delphi, IN 46923
  • Clinton County: 301 E Clinton St Frankfort, IN 46041
  • White County: 904 City Park Loop Monticello, IN 47960
  • Montgomery County: 201 E Jefferson St #201 Crawfordsville, IN 47933
  • Fountain, Benton, Warren County: 18 W 2nd St Williamsport, IN 47993

Get In Touch

  • Address: PO Box 4692, Lafayette, IN  47903
  • Email: cottages@mulberryhealth.com

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