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) www.aarp.org
Telephone: 202-434-2277 (for publications); 888-687-2277

Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org/newmexico/
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) www.benefitscheckup.org

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

ElderCare Online (Alzheimer’s and dementia care channel)
www.ec-online.net/alzchannel.htm

Faith in Action (national volunteer caregiving assistance)
www.fiavolunteers.org Telephone: 877-324-8411

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

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

Books:
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), Amazon.com etc.

Coon, Gallagher-Thompson, and Thompson. (2003). Innovative interventions to
reduce dementia caregiver distress: A clinical guide. New York: Springer
Publishing.
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
6:30pm-8:00pm
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.
505-823-1554

Wednesdays 6 pm
1st United Methodist
314 Lead Ave SE
Janet N.
505-239-3541

Thursdays 9 am
Central United Methodist
201 University NE
Janet N
505-239-3541

Bi-Lingual Telephone Support
Mary B.
505-417-7574

2nd Tuesday 6pm
Woodmark at Uptown
7201 Prospect Place NE
Bonnie
505-881-0120

1st Friday 10am
St. Stephen’s United Methodist
4601 Juan Tabo NE
Barbara M.
505-266-4473

1st & 3rd Thurs 2pm
Early Stage Support
Alzheimer’s Association
9500 Montgomery Blvd., NE Suite 121
BJ
505-266-4473

3rd Friday 10am
Bear Canyon Senior Ctr.
4645 Pitt NE
Barbara M.
505-266-4473