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Alabama Department of Senior Services

A RESOURCE FOR ALABAMA SENIORS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR CARE GIVERS

 

 

Caregiver Checklist

 

The following items are tasks you might consider completing when a diagnosis of dementia has been made:

 

  • Do I know the specific type and stage of dementia?
  • Have I asked the physician about what to expect in the future?
  • Have I asked about medication and other treatments available?
  • Have I or my family and friends discussed the diagnosis?
  • Have we created a list of questions that we need answers for?
  • Have I identified the local Area Agency on Aging and made contact?
  • Have I created a plan/schedule for:

o Medication?

o Activity?

o Exercise?

o Nutrition?

  • Have I thought about living arrangements?

o Is staying at home an option?  If so, are home modifications needed?

o What supports are needed (e.g., adult day services, meals on wheels, companion services, respite services, etc.)?

o Will a caregiver be needed?  If so, what arrangements need to be made?

  • Have I determined what insurance and financial supports are available?  Do I need to discuss this with an insurance provider or banker?
  • Have legal issues been addressed?

o Has a Living Will for health care decisions been created?

o Who has legal Power of Attorney for non-health issues?

o Has a Will or Trust been created?

  • As a caregiver, am I taking care of myself?

o Do I have a backup plan if I am unable to provide care?

o Have I planned time for me?

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