Dementia Caregiver Web Support
US Department of Veterans Affairs
VA values your commitment as a partner in our pledge to care for those who have "borne the battle." We have several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for yourself and the Veteran you love.
Geriatrics and Extended Care Services (GEC) is committed to optimizing the health and well-being of Veterans with multiple chronic conditions, life-limiting illness, frailty or disability associated with chronic disease, agining or injury. This VA site reviews information on delirium, dementia and Alzheimer's care, decision making, home and community based services, and advance care planning, among many other important topics that may be important for you as a caregiver.
Veteran's Crisis Line Phone: 1-800-273-8255 (Veterans Press 1)
The VA does not endorse these websites or guarantee that their information is 100% accurate. However, you may be able to find some helpful information and additional resources by visiting the following pages:
Finding Caregiver Support or Assistance
Caregiver Support Online
Connecting you to Community Services in your area
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Find resources on aging in your area
The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900
Selecting a Residential Facility
A checklist for selecting a residential facility
Telling Others About Dementia Diagnosis
Tips on how to tell others about your loved one’s diagnosis of dementia.
Traveling with Dementia
Driving with Dementia
Mobility, Activity, and Participation at the University of Florida
The following questionnaire will assess your loved one’s fitness-to-drive. You can complete it based on his or her difficulty with driving skills.
You may be interested in exploring these websites for additional information related to caregiving and/or dementia:
Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center
Dementia Caregiver Resources, Inc. Empowering Dementia Caregivers to reclaim their lives
Family Caregiving Alliance National Center on Caregiving
National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center