November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to help raise awareness and education about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. For the families confronted with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, it is easy to feel lost and overwhelmed with next steps. Find resources below to help provide information and support to those with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones.
Resources for National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is an opportunity to help spread awareness of educational tools and resources for families who are learning to live with the ever-changing stages of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As Alzheimer’s develops, it can present new and difficult behaviors and challenges, which can feel overwhelming for the caregiver. The Aging Life Care Association® has many resources available to help caregivers navigate this difficult diagnosis.
Press Release: Aging Life Care Professionals® Provide Support and Answers During National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
The Aging Life Care Association has published a press release that contains useful resources and links for caregivers looking for help with a dementia patient. This article can be shared with local news sources, on social media, or with family, friends, and clients. Find the release here.
Blog Posts: Understanding the Stages of Dementia
ALCA member Heather Imhoff writes about the stages of dementia, how to recognize each one, and what types of behaviors and challenges accompany them. Alzheimer’s can be different for each person diagnosed with it, making it confusing or overwhelming for families and caregivers. Learn more about the different stages and their symptoms here.
Journal of Aging Life Care: Atypical Dementias
The most recent edition of the Journal of Aging Life Care contains information about atypical types of dementia, such as young-onset or frontotemporal dementia. These academic articles share information and personal accounts, bringing more light to these lesser known illnesses. Find the journal here.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, treatments, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease and to providing support to the four million Americans with the disease, their families, and caregivers.
Alzinfo.org is a tool of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation to educate people about this devastating disease. The mission of the website is to educate, engage, and create an online community with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to information and support via online chats, message boards and the most comprehensive resource databases available.
This blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute, nor is it intended to be a substitute for, professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Information on this blog does not necessarily reflect official positions of the Aging Life Care Association™ and is provided “as is” without warranty. Always consult with a qualified professional with any particular questions you may have regarding your or a family member’s needs.