Here are some of my favorite websites (and blog posts) for those who need a bit of encouragement or support while caring for an elderly loved one — particularly those with dementia. (If you know of others, please send them to me at Heidi(dot)hess(dot)saxton(at)gmail(dot)com. (Note: Many of these are not specifically Catholic or Christian – I’ve noted those that are with “*”) Thanks!
AlzAuthors “Authors collaborating to provide resources for those living with dementia and their caregivers”
“Caring for Elderly Parents” Facebook Group (closed – but you may want to join if you need a safe place to vent and get helpful resources.)* Good News Ministries: Prayer for Caregivers.
* Living Our Days by Michele Morin: “8 Blessings of the Unsatisfied Life” (book review)
- The Perennial Gen: Growing Deeper Roots in the Dirt and Light of Midlife
- If you are looking to travel with seniors, here are some resources to check out, courtesy of friends at the Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group on Facebook.
- If I Need Help (products to help those with dementia if caregiver is incapacitated or absent.)
- Gizmo (Verizon Wireless)