Advice and Support for Family Caregivers


Help with dementia  

Substitution and Precaution 

The new Erwachsenenschutzgesetz came into force in 2018 and replaces the previous law on guardians. The so-called "trustees" became the "adult representatives". The focus lies on the people affected and the preservation of their autonomy, self-determination and freedom of decision for as long as possible.

The Platform of the Koordinationsstelle Demenz provides a good overview of the four new forms of representation (German only):

Interaction and Networking for Caregiving Relatives

On the website of Selbsthilfe Tirol (German) you can search for self-help groups in your area. If you would like to exchange ideas with other affected persons, in Innsbruck, for instance, the following offers are available:

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