Duke Family Support Program


Caregivers are everywhere. They live in your state. They work in your county. They live down the street. You may be one. And, caregiving responsibilities are carried out at many levels. Just as people are different, the physical, mental, emotional, economic needs of care recipients differ. Consequently, the resources and assistance needed varies from family to family and from individual to individual.

Caregivers dealing with a care recipient who has Alzheimer's and/or dementia are faced with a broad range of issues that other caregivers probably don't have. The Duke Family Support Program was developed to assist these caregivers in ways that help them understand, cope, and manage the often unique challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer's. The information they offer is universal. Caregivers, no matter where they are located, can learn and benefit from tips, coping strategies, and a better understanding of the disease that is Alzheimer's.


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The Duke Family Support Program has generously allowed us to share much of this information with you. Throughout this section, we have provided information for you directly from the Program. They offer a variety of publications, a caregiver newsletter, a Tool Kit for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers, and many other services. Please visit their website for more detailed information on who they are and what they do. The information they provide can help you cope and better care for your family member.




Also available through Duke University is the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has a toll-free number to call to access staff at their Alzheimer's Center. The number is 1-866-444-2372. Staff are available to answer your questions and to provide assistance as needed.



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