Center for Neuropsychological Services

Center for Neuropsychological Services

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-8833
Fax: 505-272-8316

Resources for Caregivers of Older Adults

Internet Resources:
AARP (publications on caregiving)
Telephone: 202-434-2277 (for publications); 888-687-2277

Alzheimer’s Association:
9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE Ste. 121 Albuquerque, NM 87111
Statewide Telephone: 800-272-3900 (help line 24/7)
New Mexico Chapter — (505) 266-4473 or statewide (800) 272-3900

BenefitsCheckUp (enables you to complete a questionnaire to find programs that
you might be eligible for and how to apply)

Eldercare Locator (services for the elderly and caregivers, including online chat and
respite services through the Administration on Aging) or
Telephone: 800-677-1116

ElderCare Online (Alzheimer’s and dementia care channel)

Faith in Action (national volunteer caregiving assistance) Telephone: 877-324-8411

Family Caregiver Alliance (offers fact sheets, monographs, policy documents, and materials
on caregiving) 
Telephone: 800-445-8106

Mayo Clinic (practical tips for Alzheimer’s caregivers; techniques to assist with behavior
and care for the caregiver)

Abramson. (2004). The caregiver’s survival handbook: How to care for your aging
parent without losing yourself. New York: Perigee Books.

Broyle, Frank. (2010). Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
(includes a Pocket Reference of Tips and Strategies). Available through
Alzheimer’s Association website (at online store), etc.

Coon, Gallagher-Thompson, and Thompson. (2003). Innovative interventions to
reduce dementia caregiver distress: A clinical guide. New York: Springer
Davidson. (2006). A curious kind of widow: Loving a man with advanced
Alzheimer’s. McKinleyville, CA: Fithian Press.

Mace and Rabins. (2001). The 36-hour day: A family guide to caring for persons
with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementing illnesses, and memory loss in later life
(3rd edition). New York: Warner Books.

National Institutes of Health. (2001). Caregiver guide: Tips for caregivers of
people with Alzheimer’s disease. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Aging.   

Alzheimer’s Association List of Albuquerque Support Groups:
Caregiver Support Group
1st & 3rd Wednesday
The Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
RSVP 836-5794 Sharon or 321-0333 Colleen

Early Onset Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia
1st Sunday
Call for Details
Gretchen S.

Wednesdays 6 pm
1st United Methodist
314 Lead Ave SE
Janet N.

Thursdays 9 am
Central United Methodist
201 University NE
Janet N

Bi-Lingual Telephone Support
Mary B.

2nd Tuesday 6pm
Woodmark at Uptown
7201 Prospect Place NE

1st Friday 10am
St. Stephen’s United Methodist
4601 Juan Tabo NE
Barbara M.

1st & 3rd Thurs 2pm
Early Stage Support
Alzheimer’s Association
9500 Montgomery Blvd., NE Suite 121

3rd Friday 10am
Bear Canyon Senior Ctr.
4645 Pitt NE
Barbara M.