While caregivers are daily lifelines for so many older Vermonters, serving as a caregiver to a family member or loved one can be a challenging, stressful and thankless task. For caregivers who are feeling burnout, depression, exhaustion, stress, and/or need additional information or local resources, there are several hotlines available, including one specifically for caregivers supporting individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Caregiver Action Network: 1-855-227-3640. Available 9am-7pm EST. For website, click here. Provides confidential support, information, community forums, and referrals to local support groups for caregivers.
- Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900. Available 24/7. (TTY: 866.403.3073). For website, click here. Provides confidential support, information, and referrals to caregivers supporting family members and loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Provides bilingual staff and translation services for 200+ languages. Hotline staff can address:
- Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Strategies to reduce caregiver stress.
- Tips for providing quality care.
- Recommendations for finding quality care providers.
- Referrals to local community programs and services.
- Medication and treatment options that may help with cognitive and behavioral symptoms for a time.
- Safety issues.
- Legal and financial documents for future care.
- Aging and brain health.
- AARP Family Caregiver Hotline. 1-888-333-5885. For Spanish: 1-888-971-2013. Available Monday-Friday, 7am-11pm EST. For website, click here. Hotline agents can confidentially suggest resources on a variety of topics, including:
Last modified: January 15, 2020