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Recommendations for Tennessee from the Alzheimer’s Association

Source: http://act.alz.org/site/DocServer/CAREGIVERS.pdf?docID=4644

  • Educate caregivers through the Alzheimer’s Association and other agencies, and provide support and possible referral to mental health services, paying attention to caregiver’s mental state during office visits.
  • Increase and improve support, counseling, and education for family and informal caregivers to provide information on available support services and the importance of maintaining their own health, including by (1) providing an efficient method of identifying and tracking resources across Tennessee; and (2) examining linkages with existing options, such as the National Family Caregiver Support Program, inpatient respite care, and the Alzheimer’s Innovation Grant.