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Website Links

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Alzheimer’s Association:(800)272-3900

One of the most comprehensive sites.  They offer free e-learning courses for caregivers.

The site also includes articles on:

 

-Is it Alzheimer’s?:  Warning signs and why get checked.

-Alzheimer’s Basics:  What it is, tour of the brain, stages.

-Early onset Alzheimer’s

-Care information by Stages:  Behaviors and Activities

-Alzheimer’s Research

-Ways to cover costs

-Understanding Legal Matters

-Planning Ahead

-Legal Documents Needed

-Safety:  Including dementia and driving, safety, home safety, and wandering.

-Safety services:  MedicAlert and Safe Return

-Care Options

-Finding Assistance

-Respite Care

-Free e-learning courses for caregivers

-Community resource locater–to locate assistance in your area

 

This site is the nation’s oldest and foremost library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  You can search their online catalog and borrow materials through your own local library through an inter-library loan.  They also offer online abstracts concerning many topics that can be downloaded free as PDF files.

Carezone App

Go to this page to download the CareZone app of the Alzheimer’s association to your phone or tablet.

 

Central Valley CA Resource Center:

(559) 224-9154 or toll free (800) 541-8614

Family Caregiving Alliance:

(800) 446-8106

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

For nursing home referrals and elder law attorneys.

National Institute on Aging

This site is sponsored by the National Institute On Aging and offers free downloads of helpful articles including:

-Caring For A Person With Alzheimer’s

-Alzheimer’s Disease Medications Fact Sheet

-Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet

-Legal and Financial Planning For People with Alzheimer’s Disease

-Understanding Alzheimer’s

-Understanding Memory Loss

Alzheimers Foundation of America

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America website with articles on:

-Managing Stress

-Driving and Dementia

-Eating tips

-Ends stages of dementia

-Preventing falls

-Getting help with caregiving

-Getting the most out of a family meeting

-Incontinence

-Mild cognitive impairment

-Tips for traveling

-What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

-Language tips

-About dementia

-Understanding the differences between palliative and hospice care

Caregiver.org

Not specifically geared to dementia, but helpful care-giving tips under the menu item: “Caregiver Education”.