Welcome to the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Network (ACN). We are a resource for impacted family members and care providers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Through the information on our website, we provide caregivers with helpful information and resources they need to help them care for their loved ones and themselves throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. If you’ve found our website, chances are you are one of the 53 million (and counting) family caregivers in the United States.
In the beginning of your caregiving journey, you may not have realized you were a caregiver. It often starts slow – stopping by to do a load of laundry, cook meals or run errands for an aging parent who should no longer be driving. Gradually, the responsibilities and time commitment increase as your family member’s mental function decline. Before you know it, you’re a caregiver.
Most family caregivers have never received formal training and do not have a background in medicine or Alzheimer’s disease, but all caregivers are united by their desire to provide the highest level of care and comfort possible to their loved ones.
ACN researches the most common recurring issues Alzheimer’s caregivers contend with on a daily basis. There are seven categories: general Alzheimer’s information, checklists and helpful “hacks”, medical information, activities for people with Alzheimer’s, financial and legal advice, behavior management and our “For You” section, which is information specifically for family caregivers on how to make sure they’re caring for themselves.
We hope you are able to use our website to build confidence in your caregiving abilities, gain the knowledge required to properly care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease and protect your own wellbeing in the process.
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Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s is no easy task, but you’re not alone.
We’re here for you.