Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement Core Programs for Caregivers
Community Education Programs
Community education program courses offered by the Yale ADRC include:
- 10 Ways to Love Your Brain: Proven strategies to maintain brain health.
- 10 Warning Signs of Dementia: Cognitive and behavioral changes that may signal the start of a dementing process and warrant medical evaluation.
- The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Description of the difference between normal aging and dementia, definition of dementia including its various causes, and discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Coping with Dementia: Strategies for Families. Description of the stages of dementia, the patient characteristics and problems arising within each stage, and appropriate coping strategies for family caregivers.
For additional information or to schedule a presentation, please call 203-785-5526.
Helpful websites and tools related to Alzheimers disease are listed below:
- 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures - Recommended Guide from the National Institute on Aging. Published by the Alzheimer's Association.
- Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know - Downloadable booklet published by the National Institute on Aging.
- Understanding Alzheimer's Genes: Know Your Family History - Downloadable booklet published by the National Institute on Aging.
- Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet - Recommended Information from the National Institute on Aging.
- Alzheimer's Association Virtual Library - Over 5,000 online resources for Alzheimer's disease.
- Dementia: A Public Health Priority - A report from the World Health Organization. Downloadable PDF © World Health Organization, 2012.
- Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, Caring for the Alzheimer's Disease Patient - Fact Sheet from the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation.
- 10 Ways to Love Your Brain - Fact Sheet from the Alzheimer's Association.
- 10 Ways to Manage Stress and Be A Healthy Caregiver - Take Care of Yourself downloadable brochure from the Alzheimer's Association.
Support Groups for Caregivers
Support groups for caregivers, located throughout Connecticut, can be found on the Alzheimer's Association Support Groups web page.