This page contains a listing of outside resources that can offer support and helpful information for caregivers. This is just the start of a growing resource. Members are encouraged to let us know of resources they have found helpful so we can provide the information for others.
Playlist for Life (UK) – a charity in the UK giving help and resources to bring meaningful music to people with dementia
Music and Memory (USA) – a US organization also giving help and resources to bring the power of music to people with dementia
The Alzheimer’s Society – UK organization with a wealth of information and resources to help those suffering from Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Association – US national organization providing support, information, and resources for those suffering from, and those care for, Alzheimer’s
Dance Therapy Helps Alzheimer’s Patients Connect with Loved Ones – news report, with video, from CBS Chicago.
Rainy Days and Mondys – an interesting segment on This American Life radio show. Producer Chana Joffe-Walt talks to a woman named Karen Stobbe and her husband Mondy about a plan they’ve recently enacted in their family. Karen’s mother lives with them and she has dementia. Karen and Mondy are actors and they stumbled upon a skill they have that is incredibly useful in communicating with Karen’s mother – improv.
Radio, Podcasts & Other Audio Resources on Caregiver:
The Conscious Caregiver with Carol-Ann Hamilton – an internet radio show that airs Wednesdays at 9 AM Eastern. Carol-Ann’s mission is to make sure caregivers are bolstered to navigate this frustrating marathon while safeguarding their health, work, relationships and lives. She speaks to guests on a variety of subjects to support caregivers and gives practical suggestions and solutions.
Stress Relief for Accidental Caregivers – Imogen and Laura are interviewed by Carol-Ann Hamilton on the Conscious Caregiver radio show.
How the Alexander Technique can help Caregivers – Imogen was interviewed by Robert Rickover on the Body Learning Podcast to discuss the ways in which the Alexander Technique can help bring ease into the lives of caregivers.
More resources coming soon.