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A list of resources for caregivers in Colorado

As 9Wants to Know reveals the epidemic of at-risk adults abandoned and stranded in local hospitals, caregivers are sharing stories of their struggles taking care of loved ones. 9NEWS has compiled a list of resources below.

A 9Wants to Know investigation found on any given day, dozens of people suffering from Alzheimer's and other mental disabilities are stranded in Denver-area hospitals because they have nobody to take care of them.

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9NEWS has compiled a list of resources below for caregivers of adults:

The Colorado Respite Coalition - A group that helps steer caregivers who need a break to resources

The Alzheimer’s Association - Colorado Chapter - This group can help caregivers taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia

Dementia Friendly Denver - A group that aims to help families and people living with dementia

Lutheran Family Services - This group focuses on a wide range of societal issues, including family caregiving challenges

Colorado Crisis Services - Caregivers often face their own mental health challenges when taking care of family. It’s important to talk to someone if you’re at the end of your rope. This group provides a 24/7 hotline if you need someone to talk to

The Family Caregiver Alliance -This is an advocacy group for caregivers. Their website contains more resources for caregivers in Colorado

Area Agency on Aging - This group not only helps older adults but can offer assistance to adults with disabilities

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