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Resources for Alzheimers Caregivers

The illness takes a toll on caregiving employees, in the form of emotional, physical and financial stress. Here are some workplace-related resources that can help them.

November 11, 2008
The Alzheimer’s Association offers a wealth of free resources online, including information about programs such as Maintain Your Brain, Dementia 101 and Lunch n’ Learns. To learn more about support, tips and education for employees, call to find your local chapter: 800-272-3900.

   The Alzheimer’s Megacommunity  is a growing network initiated by consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Employers are invited to get plugged in by contacting senior associate Beth Meagher.

   AARP Foundation is launching a new Prepare to Care workplace program to help employees connect to public benefits programs. In early 2009 the foundation will roll out a training guide for HR managers and caregiver specialists. Free workshops will be available. To learn more, contact Lori Strauss.

   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched a caregiver initiative. To view a September 17 CMS webcast, "Innovative Employer Caregiving Programs," visitwww.blsmeetings.net/caregivers.