Whether you are caring for a parent, spouse, or extended family member with Alzheimer's or dementia, there are resources that can help. Explore this section for specialized programs, articles, and links.
Research has shown that there are psychological benefits to family story telling, particularly with the younger generation, but the advantages last through all stages of life. Here are some ways to share your family stories.
A new generation of young people is stepping up to help care for their aging and ill family members. Today 24% of informal caregivers are between the ages of 18 and 34. Millennials and members of Generation Z are aging into the caregiving role.
Taking Care: A Resource Guide for Caregivers was created by the Virginia Caregiver Coalition (VCC). Recognizing that every caregiving situation is unique, this comprehensive guide is meant to support caregivers of older adults and those with disabilities and provide resources and information to meet their specific needs.
The Dementia Safety Information Toolkit is provided by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services' Office for Aging Services, Division for Community Living. This resource provides information on a wide range of topics to help keep Virginians living with dementia and their caregivers safe.