Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Support
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. They offer help through a professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900), face-to-face support groups and educational sessions in communities nationwide, and comprehensive online resources and information through the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center.
Resources from the National Institutes of Health on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, including information on clinical trials and current advances in scientific research.
For the People Helping People with Alzheimer's
Resource from the Administration for Community Living on Alzhemer's disese and other forms of dementia.
For those caring for a veteran, resources are on dementia care through the VA and information on new research on dementia in Veterans are available in the link above. Click the above link for caregiving tips and support for Veterans with Alzheimers and Dementia
MyVision.Org is a free digital resource leg by expert ophthalmologists and optometrists to provide trusted information on eye health and vision. Recent studies and research strongly link eye health to various conditions including Alzheimer's. Advancements in technology and more research into the causes and effects of Alzheimer's disease have led to the realization that doctors can confirm a diagnosis by using refined eye examinations. They created a guide that discusses the link between eyes and Alzheimer's, how the disease affects your eyes, the use of eye exams for early detection, and more!
LBDA works to raise awareness of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), promoting scientific advances, and supporting people with LBD, their families, and caregivers. LBD is a complex disease that can present a range of physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. It dramatically affects an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States. To learn more, click on Lewy Body Dementia above for more information.
AFTD promotes and funds research into finding the cause, therapies and cures for frontotemporal degeneration. They also offer information, education and support to persons diagnosed with an FTD disorder, and for their families and caregivers. The learn more about AFTD, visit www.theaftd.org.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America offers a national, toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, educational materials, a free quarterly magazine for caregivers and "AFA Partners In Care" dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, or visit www.alzfdn.org.