Dementia & Memory Resources

The purpose of this page is to provide links to resources to help people who have dementia and other memory-related challenges, those who are caregivers to people suffering from these conditions, and for the general public to understand more about dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, other memory diseases, and ways that they can help those who suffer feel more comfortable in their communities.

Check out this fantastic story that aired on 60 Minutes 4/22/2018.

60 Minutes followed the couple over a decade to help document their journey--the couple wanted others to understand their experience so that others could understand better the trials of this progressive disease. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

NOTICE: Parts of this videocast are very emotional.

Men and women living with dementia speak candidly about their experiences as they relate to key messages of the Dementia Friends program: 1) Dementia is not a normal part of aging. 2) Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain. 3) Dementia is not just about having memory problems. 4) It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia. 5)There’s more to the person than the dementia.

9/23/2018: Cognition: Alzheimer's Truth/Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine

This short cognitive assessment quiz is designed to help you identify whether you may be risk. Keep in mind that no result here is any kind of diagnosis of impairment or anything more than a suggestion of where you stand. It is aimed at people in the 50-70 range, and meant to be challenging enough so that nobody can get a perfect score.

"First Day in Heaven" by Kero

The image is of a painting called "First Day in Heaven" by Kero. 

2018 MAG Award for Private/Public Partnership to Dementia Friendly Tempe & City of Tempe [Video]

Dementia Friendly Tempe

Tempe is part of Dementia Friendly America and we have resources so you can Find Help, Get Educated and Get Connected with information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related diseases.
Phone: 480-350-8534
Email: 
DFT@tempe.gov
Sign up for email notifications: Dementia Friendly notifications

Dementia Friends Arizona

Sessions can help you learn small ways to help people living with memory loss.  The sessions are led by the Champions.  Find a session by clicking here.

Dementia Friendly America

Resource Listing: Click Here

Categorized Resources & Services: Click Here

Any questions? 
24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900

Contact List HERE
Find a local chapter HERE

Get their eNewsletter HERE

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research. 

Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through our headquarters in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities across the country.  We are the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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. We are here to help.

Lewy Body Dementia Association

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and promoting scientific advances. The Association's purposes are charitable, educational, and scientific.
Phone:

   LBD Caregiver Link: 877.206.1192
   National Office (Atlanta, GA): 404.750.4785
   National Office Fax: 480.422.5434
Email: 
https://www.lbda.org/contact

Address:  912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047

Assisted Living Research Institute

From the Organization:

Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. Our organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. We have been featured on the Parkinson’s Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Finder, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.

Constant innovation based on scientific, intensive research can richly improve the quality of life for seniors for years to come. That’s why ALRI fosters a culture that constantly pursues innovation, by collaborating with industry influencers, experts, and caregivers.


Phone:

   Voice (M-F 8am - 8pm EST/EDT): 888.933.2922
Email: 
client.services@foundationassistedliving.com

Website:  https://www.assistedliving.org/

Dementia Links

Assisted Living Links

  • AboutAssistedLiving.org – Provides unbiased information on assisted living and long term care, with assisted living guides written by medical professionals, and state-specific guides covering rules and regulations in easy to understand terms.

  • Activities Directors’ Quarterly for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Patients – Called a “must have” for activities directors, Activities Directors’ Quarterly is unique in its exclusive focus on practical ideas and proven strategies to provide quality of life enhancing activities for Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients.

  • AgingCare.com – The Community for Caregivers. AgingCare.com will enhance the lives of caregivers by creating the most expansive community of support, easy access to scrutinized resources, cutting edge product information and unique, original content to assist them in making the most informed choices for the elderly.

  • Assisted Living Directory – Assisted-Living-Directory.com lists numerous facilities and, at times, other senior care options, organized by state, and then by city.

  • Assistedliving.com – Assistedliving.com is a site that helps people and their parents/grandparents with all of the decisions that come with moving into an assisted living life, either at home or a facility. It also features news, tips, and information on all things assisted living.

  • Assisted Living Research Institute -- Assisted Living Research Institute is an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides and resources.

  • AssistedLivingFacilities.org – This site strives to serve as the informational resource for assisted living in the United States, listing over 36,000 state-licensed assisted living facilities. We try to offer as much useful information as possible to help you decide if assisted living is a good option, and if so, to select the best facility possible.

  • California Homes for Seniors – California Home For Seniors offers free senior care assessment and free qualified placement referrals to the elderly and their families.

  • CareCompare – CareCompare helps you find the right care for your loved one, 100% free.

  • Caring.com - Caring.com is the leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Also check out Senior Living

  • CompareLongTermCare.org – Compare Long Term Care is an online service that allows visitors to compare numerous long term insurance companies at one time, all from the convenience of their own homes.

  • Injury Claim Coach (Elder Abuse) – Information on elder abuse, neglect and personal injury

  • Joppel – Joppel is a free, interactive on-line toolset providing seniors and their caregivers with assistance in determining the Medicare insurance plan that is right for them based on their individual needs and circumstances.

  • Medicare Caregiver Planning -- Caregiver resources and resources for those seeking caregivers.

  • MySeniorCare — a community on the topic of senior care providing information on home health care,assisted living, and hospice

  • Nursingassistantguides.com/senior-living/– A compilation of the best 100 sites related to senior citizens and elderly care. It covers everything from assisted living, nursing home abuse, and aging.

  • Nursinghomeabuse.net – dedicated to preventing the causes and repairing the consequences of nursing home abuse

  • SeniorAdvisor.com – SeniorAdvisor.com provides easy access to the information families need when making a senior living decision and features user-generated reviews from seniors and their loved ones regarding communities and caregivers across the country.

  • SeniorCare.org – SeniorCare.org is a free and reliable resource that provides information about independent and assisted living options.

  • SeniorHomes.com – This site is a free resource for people looking for senior housing or senior care for a loved one or themselves. With hundreds of expert-written articles, a free care advisor service and a nationwide directory of assisted living, independent living, and Alzheimer’s care communities, we help people navigate the difficult issues of senior care.

  • SeniorLiving.Org – With tons of reviews, links, photos and details about over 70,000 senior care options, SeniorLiving.Org is one of the most comprehensive and unbiased directories of senior care. If you are a senior or a caregiver, our site will help you find the best Alzheimer’s care center or other senior care in your neighborhood.

  • Senior Living Map – Senior Living Map is a quick, simple, and pain free method for anyone to find senior and assisted living.

  • Senior Living Source – More than just a directory, SeniorLivingSource.org is a free referral service that is designed to help you and your family find the best possible senior living options for your needs.

  • Seniors Helping Seniors -- We match seniors who need a hand with mature, active women and men who have a passion for helping others. Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services was founded in 1998 with two simple ideas: (1) Seniors can help each other age more happily and gracefully, and (2) Seniors who give, and those who receive, benefit equally.

  • In Home Care -- Find affordable, quality, non-medical caregiver agencies.

Arizona Resource Links

Governor's Office on Aging 

About Seniors AZ - Support Groups

AHCCCS - Alzheimer’s & Dementia Awareness

Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest

Area Agency on Aging - Family Caregiver Support

Arizona Caregiver Coalition - Memory Cafe

Arizona Caregiver Coalition - Alzhiemer's Support Group

Arizona Dementia & Alzheimer's Memory Care

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)

Arizona Elder Care

Arizona Healthcare Coalition

Arizona Lewy Body Dementia Support Group

Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Barrow Neurological Institute

Beatitudes Camps - Aging Resources

Care 7 (Tempe Human Services Dept)

Comfort Finders - Caregiver Support Groups

Dementia Connection of Havasu

Dementia Friendly Tempe

Dementia Friends Arizona

Duet Health & Aging Resources

FSL Family Caregiver Education Series

Gentle Care Home Assistance 

Hospice of the Valley

MedicalNet - Phoenix Dementia Center

Northern Arizona Council of Governments [on Aging]

Oakwood Creative Care

Pima Council on Aging Alzheimer's Support Group

Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens Support Groups

Psychology Today: Arizona Dementia Support Groups

Safe and Sound at Home AZ

T.E.A.M. Reunite (Tempe)

Tempe "Neighbors Helping Neighbors"

Tucson Medical Center - Dementia & Alzheimer's  Support Group

University of Arizona Center on Aging - Resources

Alzheimer's Association Links

Additional Alzheimer's Links

  • Activities Directors’ Quarterly for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Patients – Called a “must have” for activities directors, Activities Directors’ Quarterly is unique in its exclusive focus on practical ideas and proven strategies to provide quality of life enhancing activities for Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients.

  • AllRefer Health Encyclopedia – AllRefer Health is a medical and health information resource containing outstanding database of health articles and reference materials.

  • Alzheimer’s Association – The Alzheimer’s Association is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer’s patients, their families and caregivers.

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia – The mission of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association is to bridge the knowledge gaps across a wide range of bench-to-bedside investigation. The journal publishes the results of studies in: behavior, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, protein chemistry, neurology, neuropathology, psychiatry, geriatrics, neuropsychology, epidemiology, sociology, health services research, health economics, political science and public policy.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR) – A service of the NIA, the ADEAR Center provides information about Alzheimer’s disease, its impact on the family and health professional, and research into possible causes and cures.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease International – Alzheimer’s Disease International is the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world, which offer support and information to people with dementia and their caregivers.

  • Alzheimer Europe – A non-governmental organization aimed at raising awareness of all forms of dementia through coordination and cooperation between Alzheimer organizations in Europe, as well as organizing support to the sufferers of the disease and their carers.

  • Alzheimer’s Prevention Foundation – Founded in 1993, the Alzheimer’s Prevention Foundation International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease through clinical research, advocacy, and educational outreach. We are dedicated to the prevention of early memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Alzheimer Research Forum – A scientific knowledge base on Alzheimer disease, with research news, expert commentaries, and databases for peer-reviewed articles, drugs, research reagents, grants, jobs, conferences, and more.

  • Alzheimer’s Society – The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

  • Alzheimer Society Canada – A not-for-profit Canadian health organization to help Canadians affected by Alzheimer Disease.  Our mission is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer disease and promote the search for a cause and cure for the disease

  • Alzheimers.net – Alzheimers.net is a community website where care givers and family members of Alzheimer’s patients can get together to share their stories, and talk about the different things that come with those situations.

  • DirectoryHealthcare.com – This site provides searchable function, which allow you to find specify information easily such as medical, safety, mental health, general health and more.

  • Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders – This site contains comprehensive medical articles on mental disorders and conditions. Over 150 mental disorders are organized alphabetically and each entry details the definition, purpose, precautions, description, and external resources that can be used to obtain additional information about every condition.

  • Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation – This site, alzinfo.org, helps Alzheimer’s patients, their families, friends and care givers make sense of the vast resources available. Built into the site is a geo-search function that allows users to access the most extensive Alzheimer’s-specific databases with information on doctors, elder law attorneys, senior care centers and more.

  • Health6.com – Health6.com is designed to be your one-stop destination for anything you can think of that is about or related to health. We know that the Internet is an overwhelming space and finding just the information you need can still be a frustrating and time-consuming process. Our editorial team makes great effort to evaluate the existence and accuracy of each web site.

  • Healthopedia.com – This site is a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focussed health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications.

  • MDJunction.com – Alzheimer’s Disease Online Support Group

  • Medline Plus – This site contains a wealth of good health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Alzheimer’s Disease Information Page

  • Neurology Journal Watch – Edited and reviewed by more than 80 physicians, JWatch regularly combs 180 medical journals for important findings in Neurology.

  • Web MD Alzheimer’s Disease Health Center

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