Alzheimer's Support Network

Caregiver Stress

We know you have many concerns and questions about caregiving.  We invite you to join our caregiver support groups and our caregiver programs.  Below are listed some resources for caregivers that will help you along your journey.

The Caregiver's Bill of Rights

A list of ways to remain strong in the role of caregiver.

Care for the Caregiver

Ideas to help strengthen the physical and emotional strengths of the caregiver.  Includes a quiz to see how you are faring.

Caregiver and Chronic Stress

Studies show that three fourths of caregivers are “going it alone”. Caregivers are usually going it alone without any guidelines. Here are tips to keep you in balance.

Fighting Caregiver Fatigue by Kristine Dwyer

Coping with Stress and Anxiety
  [Today's Caregiver]

Danger Signs for Caregivers by Pam Erickson

STRESS!  by University of Washington's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Caregivers must adjust to role changes which are extremely stressful. There are no clearly defined goals to follow.

Caregivers Prayer by Aorian Raymond

 Caregiver Wellness  by Collette Przbyl

Helpful Hits for Caregivers  by Pam Erickson

At the Heart of Alzheimer's: Caring and Coping  by Carol Simpson

The keys to quality caregiving with suggested goals for the caregivers. Learning to accept compromise and allowing the patient to participate in everyday life even if the results of their help don’t meet your standards.

 The Downs and Ups of Caregiving  by Jo Horne

Caregiving for an Alzheimer’s patient is stressful.  Here are tips and techniques for dealing with stress.

Are you Neglecting your own needs?  by Carol Schwark and Bob Rashkin

 Keeping a Journal  by Dan Kuhn

Writing down feelings and personal reactions to caring for an Alzheimer’s patient can be a way of gaining some control over daily pressures. 

 Caregiving  by Lyn Noyes

Setting Limits to Caregiving  by Roberta Satow