Founded in 1995, the Alzheimer’s Research and Resource Foundation (ARARF) is a donor-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to Alzheimer’s care and its research. The mission of ARARF is to develop and disseminate information that enables improved care for the under-served patient community affected by all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Improving the Quality of Life for Alzheimer’s Patients
Knowledge and support are the keys to successful caregiving, and ARARF is dedicated to providing family and professional caregivers with resources and tools to cope with daily care challenges and ongoing struggles of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
ARARF educates and improves the lives of those in the Alzheimer’s community by providing The Alzheimer’s Caregiver® — a comprehensive program created for caregivers by dedicated experts in the field of Alzheimer’s research and care. The Alzheimer’s Caregiver brings the knowledge and talent of internationally renowned physicians and other health care professionals to an overall under-served population. We believe access to this invaluable information enhances and improves quality of life for all dementia patients.
Supporting Professional Alzheimer’s Caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver was developed by researchers, clinicians, and caregiving experts with the goal of empowering Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers with the skills and knowledge required to better serve patient needs. With this scientifically backed information, caregivers can tackle challenges that go beyond the initial Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The guide focuses on developing a hands-on, person-centered care approach that is focused on the patient’s comfort and preferences and addresses unmet needs. It also guides caregivers through dealing with changing conditions and making the care environment as safe as possible.
As a health care professional, this understanding is also crucial for supporting your and your colleagues’ mental and physical health. Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are vulnerable to sadness, stress, or burnout, potentially compromising the quality of care and a caregiver’s well-being. The guide can help professional caregivers anticipate and adapt based on both the patient’s and their own needs.