Current Newsletter: Winter 2019-20



Tools You Can Use
Caring for a relative or friend with dementia requires many strengths and skills. Some are transferable from other parts of our life, but others are new and challenging. Caregivers have a lot to learn, and like any other job, they need an orientation and basic education, followed by in-depth training and practice.

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Homecare & Nursing Home Booklets

Download our Easing the transition: Moving your relative to a nursing home and Making Home Care Work For You

Introducing the CaringKind Comics!



CaringKind's comic that tells the story of one family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease.



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Family Caregiver Guides



The Family Caregiver Guide (FCG) is based on the curriculum for the 10-hour Family Caregiver Workshop offered at CaringKind. The four sections of the FCG correspond with the four sessions of the workshop: Understanding Dementia, Effective Communication, Behaviors Have Meaning, and Caring for the Caregiver.

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Palliative Care for People with Dementia Guidelines



In the absence of a medical cure or effective treatment, families and professional caregivers often feel helpless and hopeless. The principles behind our palliative care project offer help and the promise that we can make a residents’ life better, in some cases with the simple additions of a moment of pleasure; a smile, a hug, a needed nap, a taste of chocolate, or a favorite song.

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ADvancing Care



ADvancing Care is a newsletter for people who work in nursing homes and other residential care settings, and for the families and friends of those who live there.

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Support Group Brochure



Our support groups, led by trained facilitators, provide caregivers with the opportunity to discuss the many challenges of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, with others who understand. Our goal is to provide a safe setting which promotes mutual support, both practical and emotional, throughout the course of the disease.

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