Dementia including Alzheimer’s

Dementia including Alzheimer’s

care for dementiaAlzheimer’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: Five Pocket Films to Increase Understanding of a 21st Century Epidemic by David Shenk in partnership with Alliance for Aging Research & MetLife Foundation.

National Institute on Aging: Health and Aging

NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center Resources

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

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.

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 Lewy Body Dementia Association was founded in 2003 to promote research into conquering the disease while assisting those who are currently living with the condition.

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration was founded in 2002 to make frontotemporal degeneration understood, effectively diagnosed, treated, cured and ultimately prevented.

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