Top 5 Friday: Online Resources for Alzheimer's & Dementia

No. 1 http://www.alz.org/

The Alzheimer’s Association has been a leader in supporting families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. Their website provides wonderful resources ranging from support groups, to tips and information about the disease.

No. 2 http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

The National Institute on Aging provides a resource-rich Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center. Here you can find insight into research, federal initiatives, and everyday practical help for the family caregiver.

No.3 http://www.alzheimers.gov/

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recognizes Alzheimer’s and other dementias as diseases with a huge impact on our nation. Find treatment options, tips for planning care, and answers to the many questions that arise from caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

No.4 http://longtermcare.gov/the-basics/alzheimers/

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources also has a website longtermcare.gov that specifically addresses the issue of long-term care needs and costs. They have a specific section for Alzheimer’s disease to help families shape a plan for acquiring and paying for care.

No.5 www.CareManager.org

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers is a wonderful place to start when you don’t know where to turn. Whether you are planning for the future, or managing a crisis, these eldercare experts can take the lead on coordinating and managing appropriate dementia care for your loved one and family. Find a professional geriatric care manager anywhere in the US by visiting their website. 

 

Published on November 15, 2013.