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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiving

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, accounts for about 60-80% of all cases of dementia, a constellation of diseases and conditions that cause impaired memory and cognition, behavior changes and are ultimately fatal. It is not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time and symptoms can vary. The first problem many people may notice is forgetfulness severe enough to affect their ability to function at home, work, or in enjoying lifelong hobbies. It is a disease that may cause a person to become confused, lost in familiar places, misplace things, or have trouble with language. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association. Click here to read more about Early Diagnosis of Dementia.

Are you a family caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and don’t know where to start?

Start with us. We can help.

ADRC, Aging and Disability Resource Center, New Mexico 1-800-432-2080

Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter

Provides information, support and services to New Mexicans who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, their families and caregivers. Some of the available resources include a 24/7 helpline, support groups and respite reimbursement. Call today at 1-505-266-4473.

Are you looking for FREE caregiving training?

The "Skills for Dementia Caregiving", also known as the Savvy Caregiver Program, is an evidence-based training program for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It offers training that will provide the caregiver with the skills and knowledge that the role of caregiving requires. To find a course in your area, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-505-266-4473.

I need help with respite care.

Call our ADRC at 1-800-432-2080
Download our handy one page guide here Respite for Caregivers.

Do you need help with planning?

The Importance of Planning Ahead resource and information sheet to download and print.

Benefits and Long-Term Care

Options counselors at our New Mexico ADRC can provide information and planning assistance as you consider your future needs for yourself and your loved one. Call us at 1-800-432-2080

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Center provides information for long-term care planning

AARP Caregiver Resource Center

Skills for Dementia Caregiving, also known as the Savvy Caregiver Program

Click here to download and print our resource and information sheet.

More Helpful Resources

New Mexico State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

The New Mexico Office of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care focuses on:

  • Quality of Care for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Needs of Caregivers
  • Health Care System Capacity
  • New Mexico-Specific Research
  • Public awareness and Understanding
  • Access to Resources and Training

Click here to read the New Mexico State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.

Click here to read the New Mexico State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias 2017 Update.

I need help. Where do I start? Call us. 1-800-432-2080

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