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Caregiver Resources

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Family members often feel overwhelmed and confused when their one love experiences a mental health issue or starts to show changes in their memory. Even after seeing a physician, most family members have unanswered question or may not even know what to ask.

Luckily, there are many local and national resources to provide answers to questions, help provide education and try to easy the burden of taking on the caregiving role.

Here are some resources available for family members struggling to support and care for a loved one with mental health issues or dementia

Local Resources

National Caregiver Resources

Hotlines

  • AARP (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET)
    • English: 1-877-333-5885
    • Spanish: 1-888-971-2013
  • Alzheimer’s Association (24/7):  1-800-272-3900

Education Links

Psychology Today

If you need to find a therapist for talk therapy, the best website is Psychology Today. When you access the website – enter your zip code or town and it will show you all the therapists in that area. The next step is to choose the filter for “Insurance”  and choose Medicare. This will give you all  the therapist that take Medicare. You will be then be able to filter for “issues” like anxiety or trauma and the list will be narrowed to therapist that fit your needs. Please read through their statements and pick several therapists to contact. Have patience, this is a process.