This program provides:
& Assistance to caregivers
and support groups
education & Training
with supplemental services such as home adaption and medical supplies
The basic criteria for the Family Caregiver
Support Program are:
providing care for someone 60 years or older
providing care for someone under 60 with early on-set dementia
a grandparent or relative who is 55 years or older caring for child that is 18
60 years or older caring for an individual with Mental Retardation or
10 Symptoms of
- Denial about the disease and its effect on the person
who has been diagnosed.
I know Mom is
going to get better.
- Anger at the person with Alzheimer’s or frustration that he
or she can’t do the things they used to be able to do.
He knows how to
get dressed — he’s just being stubborn.
- Social withdrawal from friends and activities that used to make you feel
I don’t care
about visiting with the neighbors anymore.
- Anxiety about the future and facing another day.
What happens when
he needs more care than I can provide?
- Depression that breaks your spirit and affects your ability to
I just don't care
- Exhaustion that makes it nearly impossible to complete necessary
I'm too tired for
- Sleeplessness caused by a never-ending list of concerns.
What if she
wanders out of the house or falls and hurts herself?
- Irritability that leads to moodiness and triggers negative responses
Leave me alone!
- Lack of
concentration that makes
it difficult to perform familiar tasks.
I was so busy, I
forgot my appointment.
- Health problems that begin to take a mental and physical toll.
I can't remember
the last time I felt good.
If you experience any of these signs of stress on a regular basis,
make time to talk to your doctor.
Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline
Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Alzheimer’s
JFCS Family Caregiver Program