Internet Resources to Help Relieve Caregiver Stress
Web sites especially for caregivers
Online Magazine addressing caregiver issues, including stress
Comprehensive site for caregivers. Addresses stress issues.
Web sites with a wide range of health information sponsored by respected sources
Dementia-specific health education
Opportunities to "talk with" and receive support from other caregivers and professionals via the Internet
- AARP Webplace Discussion Boards
Message boards on many topics related to aging, including caregiver issues
Very active Alzheimer’s discussion list comprised of caregivers. Hosted by Washington University in Saint Louis
Community list about Parkinson’s Disease
Chat room for caregiver’s of loved ones with dementia
- Depression support
Message board at iVillage (for women)
Usually refers to an outbound only mailing list, such as those subscribed to receive an Internet newsletter or "tip of the day" sent via email. A number of the Web sites listed above offer mailing lists with caregiver support information. You need a valid email address to subscribe.
Real time discussion with people of a common interest. Sometimes less serious, more casual discussion than found on the message boards and lists. Usually requires registering as a user.
Discussion List (sometimes called mailing list)
An automated system that allows people to send e-mail to one address, whereupon their message is copied and sent to all subscribers to the list. Allows for email based on discussion among a group of people with a common interest. Subscribe to our list via the Internet (often from a Web site). You must have a valid email address to subscribe.
A Web-based discussion usually organized by topic and thread (sub-topic). Messages are "posted" on a specially designed Web site. Participation in discussion sometimes requires "registering."