Additional Resources - Dementia Caregiver Web Support
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Dementia Caregiver Web Support

Menu
Menu

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
 

Additional Resources

dementia caregiver web support logo


VA Resources

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

Alz Online
Caregiver Support Online

Eldercare Locator
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

Alzheimer’s Association
A checklist for selecting a residential facility


Telling Others About Dementia Diagnosis

Alzheimer’s Association
Tips on how to tell others about your loved one’s diagnosis of dementia.


Travel

Alzheimer’s Association
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.


Additional Resources

You may be interested in exploring these websites for additional information related to caregiving and/or dementia:

AARP
Caregiving Resource Center

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