Alzheimer’s / Dementia

Alzheimer’s / Dementia

latin-manAlzheimer’s Association, a national organization dedicated to advancing research and providing education about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a national organization dedicated to research and support for Alzheimer’s disease.

A Quick Look at Alzheimer’s: Four Pocket Films to Increase Understanding of a 21st Century Epidemic by David Shenk in partnership with Alliance for Aging Research & MetLife Foundation.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR), a service of National Institute on Aging (NIA) will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources.

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, a nonprofit organization that helps caregivers determine whether people with Alzheimer’s disease should continue to drive.

Palliative Dementia Care, FAQ, Polisher Research Institute.

Penn State Study, Caregivers and Their Relatives Disagree About Care Given and Received. A recent study interviewed 266 pairs of primary caregivers and their loved one with mild to moderate dementia and the results appear in the August issue of the Gerontologist.

This 136-page publication is from the National Institute on Aging. Publication # 09-6173, call (800) 438-4380 to order.

Encouraging Comfort Care: A Guide for Families of People with Dementia Living in Care Facilities, Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter, 2010.

Mayo Clinic, online resource of information about Alzheimer’s disease.

Safe Return, a joint program operated by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Center for Missing Persons. This program uses a bracelet for people with dementia including name and contact information for a caregiver that is nationally registered – (888) 572-8566

The S.E.L.F. Program from Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, S.E.L.F. provides a practical, experiential program to assist in understanding the person with memory loss and help them retain their sense of self. Person-centered programming means that we provide engagement and activity for persons with memory loss.

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