Resources for caregiversResources / By Daria Pechaiko Alzheimers.gov has put together a series of websites to help caregivers navigate the journey of caring for the loved ones: National Institute on Aging (NIA)Advance Care Planning Learn about financial and health care planning, including advance directives. National Institute on Aging (NIA)Alzheimer’s Caregiving Learn how to respond to changes in communication and behavior, provide everyday care, and get help when needed. National Institute on Aging (NIA)Alzheimer’s Disease Publications Explore free publications from NIA on Alzheimer’s and related dementias, caregiving, and healthy aging. Also available in Spanish. National Institute on Aging (NIA)Long-Term Care Find out about different types of long-term care and how to pay for them. Administration for Community Living (ACL)ACL Dementia Fact Sheet: Improving Care for Family Members (PDF, 1.11 MB) View this fact sheet about getting an accurate diagnosis, caring for your family member, and taking steps to improve your family member’s dementia care. Administration for Community Living (ACL)Eldercare Locator Use this free public service by searching online or calling toll-free to get connected to services in your community. Administration for Community Living (ACL)Living Well With Dementia in the Community (PDF, 3.19 MB) Use the information on resources and support in this easy-to-read brochure. Administration for Community Living (ACL)LongTermCare.gov Find the basics about long-term care, insurance coverage, and the types of considerations to be made. Administration for Community Living (ACL)Planning for Dementia Read about long-term care, medical and legal documents, and specific challenges. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Caregiving Information From CDC Learn about caregivers in the United States, the impact of providing care, and how to develop a care plan. Also available in Spanish. MedlinePlusAlzheimer’s Caregivers Health Topic on MedlinePlus Read about the responsibilities of caregiving and avenues for getting help, and find links to information on specific care topics. Also available in Spanish. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)NINDS Dementia Publications Get free publications from NINDS on dementia. Also available in Spanish. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)Geriatrics and Extended Care Read about dementia care, caregiver/family resources, safety and other concerns, and frequently asked questions. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)VA Caregiver Support Programs Find a support line, caregiver support coordinator, programs specific to caregivers of veterans, and other resources such as self-care activities and tips and tools.