Following a tragedy involving a caregiver in Philadelphia, NBC10 spoke with CAPS Board President Brian M. Duke about caregiving in general and resources available to caregivers. The following illustrates some of the points made during the discussion.

Assistance for Caregivers

  • Discuss problems and stress with physician
  • Plan together as a family for the future
  • Reach out for assistance from family, friends, faith community or other organizations
  • Participate in training /educational programs
  • Locate and attend caregiver support groups
  • Seek one on one counseling
  • Utilize respite care options

Resources

  • Children of Aging Parents
    800-227-7294
    www.CAPS4caregivers.org
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter
    Alzheimer’s Association
    800-559-0404
    www.alz-sepa.org
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Alzheimer’s Disease Center
    www.med.upenn.edu/ADC
  • ALZwell Caregiver Support
    www.alzwell.com