Jun 13, 2012

The Caregiver and Perspectives, Two Great Resources for the Alzheimer's Community

Here are two really great resources for the entire Alzheimer's community -- The Caregiver, and Perspectives.

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The Caregiver and Perspectives,  Two Great Resources for the Alzheimer's Community

I wanted to bring two really high quality newsletters into your awareness.

The Caregiver is the newsletter of The Duke Family Support Program. Don't let that throw you off. It is always full of interesting information that is useful to the entire Alzheimer's community.

The current Spring issue features a boatload of information on older drivers, and includes lots of links to good information.

The article entitled "The Meaning of Independence" is interesting. The "Have You Heard" section is very informative. They even have an article by Margaret Toman, and more.

Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading Room

The Caregiver prints quarterly and is available via subscription (mail) or it can be read online.

North Carolina residents can obtain a free subscription by calling this number 800-646-2028.

Out-of-state readers, send $10 (check payable to Duke Family Support Program) to Duke Family Support Program, DUMC 3600, Durham, NC 27710.

Or you can read The Caregiver online here.

You can find The Caregiver archive here.

You will also find this page very helpful. Look way down where the air is rare and you will find the link to the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

A second interesting publication is called Perspectives.

Perspectives is a quarterly newsletter written for people with dementia that addresses the concerns, reflections, and coping skills of individuals with Alzheimer's or a related memory disorder.

Send requests for free email subscriptions to lsnyder@ucsd.edu.

For surface mail, send $20
(check payable to UCSD ADRC)
Lisa Snyder, LCSW, UCSD
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Research Center
9500 Gilman Drive – 0948
La Jolla, CA 92093.

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