FAQs and Resources for Dementia Patients’ Caregivers

FAQs and Resources for Dementia Patients’ Caregivers - #78

Health care team members outpatient/primary care settings who need to provide resources for caregivers of dementia patients.

Answer/address frequently asked by dementia patient caregivers questions (FAQs) through referral to evidence based, on-line and/or community resources.

  1. Identify frequently asked questions of dementia patient caregivers
  2. Provide available on-line and community resources to caregivers

Cited References:

  1. Collins, L.G., Swartz, K. (2011). Caregiver care. American Family Physician, 83(11), 1309-17.
  2. Barczi, s. Personal Communication. June 11, 2018.
  3. Thomas P, Lalloue F, Preux P-M et al.  (2006).  Dementia patients’ caregivers’ quality of life: The PIXEL study.  Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:50-56.
  4. Vandepitte S, Van den Noortgate N, Putman K, Verhaeghe S, Faes K, Annemans L.  Effectiveness of supporting informal caregivers of people with dementia: a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized controlled trials.  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.  2016 Jan 1;52(3):929-65.

Links in Assessment Image, FAQ of Dementia Patient Caregivers and Resources/Referrals:

1. Early-Stage: https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/stages-behaviors/early-stage 

2. Middle-Stage: https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/stages-behaviors/middle-stage

3. Late-Stage: https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/stages-behaviors/late-stage

4. FCA CareJourney: https://www.caregiver.org/health-issues/dementia

5. Caregiver Stress 8 Item Quiz: https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/caregiver-health/caregiver-s...

6. Taking Care of You: Self-Care for Family Caregivers: https://www.caregiver.org/taking-care-you-self-care-family-caregivers

7. AARP Home Alone Alliance: https://www.aarp.org/ppi/initiatives/home-alone-alliance.html

8. Family Caregiver Alliance: https://www.caregiver.org/

9. Department of Health Services (Wisconsin): https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dementia/families.htm

10. Alzheimer's Association: https://www.alz.org/

This GFF ___ my competence in geriatrics.

Judy Myers, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Edmund Duthie Jr, MD Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Kathryn Denson, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Deborah Simpson, PhD, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI