Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiving
Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? These resources may be helpful to you.
Alzheimer’s Association - https://www.alz.org/
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.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America - https://alzfdn.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.
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) - www.theaftd.org
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 Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) - visit www.lbda.org
LBDA works to raise awareness of Lewy body dementias (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.
USAgainstAlzheimer’s - visit https://www.usagainstalzheimers.org/
USAgainstAlzheimer’s is working state by state and district by district to reframe our national conversation about Alzheimer’s. Together, we can create the political will necessary to stop Alzheimer’s disease by 2020. Our Movement is working to build awareness — in Congress, in the media and across the nation — of the health crisis facing us and our children, to recruit and mobilize millions of Americans to contact Congress in support of Alzheimer’s research, and to support candidates for federal office who are committed to stopping the disease.
Pacific Medical Training - visit https://pacificmedicalacls.com/first-aid-for-people-with-alzheimers.html
As a first responder or healthcare provider, you may encounter an individual with Alzheimer’s in various situations and conditions. Read the attached article on First Aid for People Living with Alzheimer’s.