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Care Planning Resource Guide

Care Planning Resource Guide for Families

The goal of this tool is to provide you with resources on Alzheimer’s and other dementias to help your loved one after diagnosis. Below you will find helpful links on safety, self-care and hygiene, behavioral changes, legal and financial topics, and other available resources you may find helpful. 

The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter also has a 24/7 Helpline available to help you find resources or to set up a Care Consultation with an expert in care planning for individuals with  dementia and their families. Open 24 hours a day for 7 days a week, our Helpline is available in more than 200 languages and serves as a gateway to all of our programs and services. 

For additional resources in other languages, visit alz.org/global.

Behavioral Changes
  1. Dementia-related Behaviors (agitation, delusions, delirium, hallucinations, suspicions, repetition, anxiety, aggression, depression, apathy, suicidal ideations or behavior) (Some individuals with dementia don’t develop any of these symptoms, but many do, so here is some helpful information)
  2. Sundowning
  3. Sleep Disruption and Behaviors
  4. Aggressive Behavior
  5. Wandering
Community Resources
  1. Day Programs
  2. Finding Resources in Your Community
    • Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Events
    • Community Services
    • Medical Services and Diagnostic Clinics
    • Housing Options
    • Care at Home
  3. Memory Cafes
  4. Early Stage Programs (AlzMeetUps)
  5. Access to Clinical Trials
  6. Education Programs
  7. Dementia Action Alliance
  8. Aging Services Access Points