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Session 5 - Living with Change


There is no doubt that caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease can be frustrating and difficult. But it can also be rewarding. Solving problems and becoming confident in knowing how to give care can provide you with a great sense of satisfaction.

We are learning more and more about how to provide good care for the person with Alzheimer's disease day to day -- and still take care of yourself.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain common issues and changes experienced by people in the middle stages of dementia.
  • Identify personal strengths and areas for development as a care partner.
  • Explain where to access available “in-home” support services and alternative living arrangements.
  • Identify formal and informal support networks.
  • Understand how family dynamics influence support received from other family members.

Work through the various parts of the session at your leisure. Move from one part to another at your own pace and in the order that makes sense to you, based on your own needs and interests.

Take time to visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members. It’s a place for you to interact with others and to discuss the topics and ideas introduced throughout this session. 

At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of the page and type a specific question or topic.


  • Introduction

    You are here
  • Part 1 - Middle Stage Alzheimer's Disease

    Part 1
  • Part 2 - Care Partner Strengths and Areas for Development

    Part 2
  • Part 3 - Sources of Support

    Part 3
  • Part 4 - Asking for Help

    Part 4
  • Part 5 - Family Dynamics and Caregiving

    Part 5
  • Part 6 - Don’t Get Knocked Off Course

    Part 6
  • Part 7 - Reflection and Next Steps

    Part 7
  • Summary


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