Alzheimer’s Story and Resources

A family member or loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease…what do you do? How do you, your family member, and your family cope? How do you care for this person? It’s a difficult situation to tackle, and there can be even more difficult questions to answer. When we found out that CBS Evening News was taking a look at the growing Alzheimer’s crisis in America (more details on that later) we thought this would be a good time to put some resources in your hands.
First though, a sneak peak at tonight’s story…

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You can catch this story in its entirety tonight at 6:30 PM EST on your local CBS station.
Now for those resources. Our caregiving site is a good starting point for articles, columns and information.
If you’ve joined the ranks of the 44 million Americans caring for an adult family member or friend, you can find tips and ideas to help you care for the ones you care about here.
If you are looking for a community of folks dealing with the same questions and challenges as you are…then you can check out and join our caregiving community group in AARP’s online community.
Hopefully this information is helpful, but if you have more questions, feel free to ask them here in the comments section – or in the online community where AARP experts will help you find answers.