Dementia, a progressive brain condition, leads to a gradual decrease in the ability to participate in daily activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most well-known type of dementia. Dementia not only affects the person with the condition, but also those who care for them. Eventually, people with dementia require full time care. As the population ages, more and more families will be facing these challenges.

Fortunately, there are a growing number of resources available for families coping with dementia. The Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Caregiver Respite Program (formerlly known as Partners in Caring Program), for example, may help with the cost of respite care for people who are taking care of family members or friends with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Learn more about our Caregive Respite Program.

Helpful Resources:

Savvy Caregiver training for family caregivers. Check back frequently for updates. Click below for overview and flyers.

PLEASE NOTE: Savvy Caregiver classes tend to fill quickly. We do keep waiting lists. Please help us to plan for future classes by contacting us if you are interested in attending a series.

Contact a Family Caregiver Support Specialist

If you are a family caregiver and want to learn of resources specific to your needs, feel free to call us and ask for a Family Caregiver Support Specialist or request information.

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Find out about respite care:
The Caregiver Respite Program

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