am not sure if my Dad has dementia. Can I still call you?
Yes. You probably have a sense that
something is wrong, but may not be sure what it is. We have all
been in this position. We know that sometimes it can take a while
to figure out what is really going on especially those we love age. Our peers can listen to you, ask you questions about your loved one
and help steer you in the best direction.
My Momís doctor said she had dementia. Is that
Dementia means memory loss. Alzheimerís
Disease is one disease that can cause memory loss. A person can
also have memory loss due to a stroke or another disease such as Lewy Body Disease, Pickís Disease or Frontal Temporal Lobe
Dementia. It is always good to talk to the personís doctor to find
out what is causing the dementia. Knowing can make a difference
with treatment options and help you better plan for the future.
I provide support to my sister who lives in
Pennsylvania. Can I still call you for help?
Yes! We are here to support you, the
caregiver. We know how hard it is to be long distance caregiver. We can lend a supportive ear and help you navigate things from a
distance. It doesnít matter if they are an hour away or across the
I live in California and my parents live in New
Jersey. Can I still call you?
Yes! Many children and family members
who live in other states are doing the best they can to care for
family members long distance. We know about the challenges you are
facing and can help you along the way.
work during the day and canít talk on the phone. How can you help
Many caregivers are in your same
situation. Some find it helpful to email us. It gives them a
chance to gather their thoughts at a more convenient time. Our
peers will respond to your email the next day and offer you the
support and direction you need.