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The Peter Rabins Alzheimer’s Family Support Center

Funded by The Jane K. Schapiro Dementia Care Program

Caregivers, often family members, are essential to the care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The goal of The Peter Rabins Alzheimer’s Family Support Center is to provide practical, up-to-date information about various challenges which arise in day-to-day care, discuss recent research advances, and to hear your questions.

The following conversations with family members offer ideas and advice for Alzheimer’s and dementia patient caregivers. Downloadable transcripts are available at the bottom of this page.

How Do You Know If You Have Alzheimer Disease

What are the early symptoms? When to get a professional evaluation.

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Learning Not to Argue - Memory and Alzheimer's Disease

Caregiver tips for learning to accept a different reality, for being patient and kind.

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Driving - Memory and Alzheimer's Disease

Caregiver tips for how to help a family member stop driving.

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Dressing and Bathing - Memory and Alzheimer's Disease

Caregiver tips for dressing and bathing a person with Alzheimer's disease.

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Behaviors - Memory and Alzheimer's Disease

Caregiver tips for how to deal with problem behaviors such as wandering and aggression.

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Caregiver Guilt - Memory and Alzheimer's Disease

How to deal with caregiver guilt when caring for an Alzheimer's patient.

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The Nursing Home Decision - Memory and Alzheimer's Disease

When is it time for day care or a nursing home?

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Transcripts

How Do You Know If You Have Alzheimer Disease
Learning Not to Argue
Driving
Dressing and Bathing
Behaviors
Caregiver Guilt
The Nursing Home Decision

 
 
 
 
 
 

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