|Care for Caregivers|
|Support from AARP||Key issues and answers for caregivers from the
American Association of Retired Persons.
|Support Groups from AARP||Names and numbers for more than 1,000 local support
groups for caregivers, concerned primarily with dementias. More information on how to find
such a group if none is listed for your community.
|American Self-Help Clearinghouse||Gigantic collection of support groups nationwide. Not
intended specifically for caregivers, but includes information about support groups for
many illnesses affecting the elderly.
|Support from the Alzheimers Association||Connections and ideas from the Alzheimers
Association, one of the best organizations of its kind.
|Support for Picks Disease||On-line support site from the U.K. focused on
Picks disease and early-onset dementia.
|The Parkinsons Web||Information, insight and connections for both victims
and care-givers of this disease. Created by Ken Bernstein of Massachusetts General
Hospital in Boston.
|The American Parkinsons Disease Association||Essay with bibliography about the emotional and
spiritual challenge of caring for someone with Parkinsons Disease, reprinted
from a booklet by the American Parkinsons Disease Association.
|Support for Stroke Sufferers||Information and support for coping with
stroke-related disabilities and dementia. This is a volunteer-operated site, somewhat hard
to navigate, but easily the best site of its kind on the web.
|The Caregivers Handbook||Fully-indexed "how to" resource for
long-term caregiving, including self-care and emotional survival for the caregiver.
Created by San Diego County Mental Health Services in California.
|Grieving||"GriefNet" links you to chatrooms, essays
and other resources for coping with long-term illness of a loved one. Managed by Cendra
Lynn of Ann Arbor, Michigan, through her non-profit organization, Rivendell Resources.
|Caregiving Magazine||Online resources for caregivers and sufferers of
long-term illness, including tips, a stress test, caregiver diaries and other resources
with a personal touch. Check out the "Links for Caregivers" for a an extensvie
grab-bag other caregiving websites, including several grief-related support sites.
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