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For immediate support:
The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800) 272-3900 is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.
Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation is to prevent Alzheimer’s disease by funding research studies and providing educational outreach and memory screenings.  View more details by selecting the link for Alzheimer's Prevention Resources
Us Against Alzheimer's
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is an innovative nonprofit organization committed to stopping this devastating disease.
Africian Americans Against Alzheimer's
AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer’s is the nation’s first organization dedicated to building a coordinated national response to eliminate and address Alzheimer’s disease (AD) among African Americans. The fourth leading cause of death for older African Americans, AD has a disparate impact on African Americans.   
African American Alzheimer’s and Wellness Association
The African American Alzheimer’s and Wellness Association was born out of a need to support the community in 2004. With African American’s having the greatest risk for developing this disease, we are here to provide the much-needed support and education to move our community of caregivers forward.
Adaptive Equipment & Caregiving Corner
They educate and support caregivers on ways to safely provide care for their loved-ones in the home. Let them show you how to care smarter, not harder.
 
COVID-19 Resources:

How to keep people with dementia safe from Covid-19

Free E books from our sponsors at AlzAuthor

Hilarity for Charity
A nonprofit group started by actor Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller provides grants for respite care for people looking after loved ones with dementia. To apply, go to helpforalzheimersfamilies.com.
Advance Care Planning
End of Life Options NM
Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey. Works across the nation in communities, state legislatures, Congress, courts and medical settings.
 
Advance Directive Form for Dementia
 
Wonderful Movie on MAID
Dying Wish is a documentary about hospice patient, Dr. Michael Miller, an eighty-year old, retired surgeon with end-stage cancer who chooses to stop eating and drinking in order not to prolong his dying process, to ease his suffering and to die with grace.

Respite Care planning and information

A Consumer Guide for Family Caregivers

Positive Approach to Care (PAC)
The PAC Team is led by the teachings of Teepa Snow. PAC serves ALL people connected to those living with brain change and dementia. They are a group of independent contractors, part-time, and full-time staff that work to grow PAC from over 10 different states and 3 different countries! They stand with Teepa in her mission to change the culture of dementia care and decrease the stigma around dementia through affordable, and positive, educational training. See their many resources for family and friends.
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI)
RCI promotes the health, strength, and resilience of all caregivers at every stage of their journey. Established in 1987, rooted in former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s belief that there are only four types of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, who are caregivers, who will be caregivers, and who will need caregivers.
Making Connections:
If you have a loved one in an assisted living facility or any place where they may be feeling isolated, scared, or anxious; if you are unable to visit, ELIXIR IMAGES wants to help keep you connected and your loved one as calm as possible during this stressful time.
Our Caring for a Caregiver Program is sponsored by Caregiver Wellness Retreat
We are available to talk over the phone, breathe with you, share resources and encourage you. Email now to sign up.
Community resource finder: AARP
Search for resources by topic and zip code.
AARP  Friendly Voice Calls:
Sometimes, just hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the line can help in challenging times. Trained AARP Friendly Voice volunteers will provide a call to say hello.

 

Recipes from Simply Seasonal
Here you will learn how to naturally heal your body in the kitchen through seasonal cooking.

Eldercare Locator

1-800-677-1116

 

Music and Memory Research

MUSIC & MEMORY® is a non-profit organization that helps individuals with a wide range of cognitive and physical conditions to engage with the world, ease pain, and reclaim their humanity through the use of personalized music playlists.

Books and articles

Free, downloadable E-books on dementia and Alzheimer's from our sponsors at AlzAuthor.

 

Being Patient's Articles on:

How to help your loved one during COVID-19

The latest news on Alzheimer’s disease and brain health research

Mindful Dementia Care, by Ruth Dennis

Pauline Boss, Ph.D Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to find hope while coping with stress and grief

Jytte Fogh Lokvig, Ph.D. Certified Alzheimer's and Dementia Educator

Alzheimer's A to Z, Successful Caregiving

Alzheimer's A to Z, A Quick Reference Guide

The Alzheimer's Creativity Project

​The Alzheimer's and Memory Café

When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative – by Calgary Retreat Presenter Aaron Blight, Ed, D.

The International Self-Care Foundation

Serves to promote the development of an evidence base that demonstrates the value of self-care to the individual and to the healthcare system. The ISF shares its resources freely to all those interested in gaining knowledge and encouraging the adoption of fundamental self-care practices. The Seven Pillars of Self-Care recognize the various ways that the self-carer can take charge of their own health through both prevention and management of illness.

 

The Architects of Now Telesummit

A gathering of experts in end of life care, Yoga, mindfulness, and holistic care to create a supportive space for caregivers to learn, reflect, and experience wellness tools that can be helpful during the end of life. Registration is free and by donation.

Caregiver.com

Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, we produce Today's Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, Caregiving books, Custom publications, the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, and our website, caregiver.com

 

Houston Specific Resources

Amazing Place
Dementia Day Program (Drop-in)
3735 Drexel Drive, Houston, TX 77027
Ambiguous Loss
Presented by Leslie Marchand, LCSW, RYTSoYoCo Wellness - ​leslie@soyoco.org Caregiver Wellness Retreat - January 25, 2020. Developed from research by Pauline Boss, Ph.D. in her book: Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to find hope while coping with stress and grief

CarePartners

701 N. Post Oak Rd., Ste. 330 Houston, TX 77024

(713) 682-5995/201  |  (443) 926-1063

CarePartners is a nonprofit, volunteer led organization that provides support, education, and resources for caregivers and quality care for those living with memory loss and other challenges of aging.

Create A Personal Wellness Plan
This wellness plan is designed to help you achieve more balance in your life as a caregiver and to identify when you may need to address your own personal needs.
Find Houston Senior Care
Kathryn Watson, Founder

"Find Houston Senior Care was born out of a desire to make life easier for caregivers like myself.  I wanted a website where I could navigate easily and find the resources I needed. And I wanted to be able to contact companies directly."

Moving through Grief
Presented by Leslie Marchand, LCSW, RYTSoYoCo Wellness - ​leslie@soyoco.org Caregiver Wellness Retreat - January 25, 2020
Strong Support Strategies
Hegwood Law Group

950 Gemini, Suite 6 Houston, Texas 77058

(281) 218-0880 | (281) 938-1785 Fax      

Helps families plan for the future, provide for their loved ones, and guide them through the unexpected.
The Senior Resource Guide
A free community resource for caregivers, families and eldercare professionals. Local, family owned/operated, they annually assist over a million individuals navigate the challenges associated with aging
 

Calgary Specific Resources

Alzheimer’s Society Calgary 

Staff on hand can answer questions, offer emotional support and connection to resources, call (403) 290-0110 

Dementia Network Calgary

Kim Brundrit, Dementia Network Calgary Coordinator

(403) 290-0110 ext 237

Dementia Network Calgary is a growing multi-stakeholder group of knowledgeable, capable, and passionate individuals from across public, private, and nonprofit sectors in Calgary and area that is taking a cross sector, collaborative approach to tackling the complex challenge of dementia.

Granddaughters Personal Care

(403) 828-0550

Our mission is to help enrich the lives of our elders that we spend time with by providing compassionate care to those needing assistance and support in private homes, supportive living communities and long term care communities.

MAID and end of life care resources:

www.alzheimercalgary.ca/find-support/things-to-consider-if-you-have-dementia

www.neurocogdisorderslab.com/resources

Wonderful Movie on MAID
Dying Wish is a documentary about hospice patient, Dr. Michael Miller, an eighty-year old, retired surgeon with end-stage cancer who chooses to stop eating and drinking in order not to prolong his dying process, to ease his suffering and to die with grace.

Dementia Connections Magazine:

www.dementiaconnections.ca

Revera Retirement Living

There are differences between retirement living and long term care. We’d like to help you understand them.

Dementia Advocacy Canada 

A grassroots group of people living with dementia and family caregivers who want to influence policy, inform program development and improve access to support and services. 

 

The Centre of Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

A collaboration of health care, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners whose aim is to help improve quality of life for the world’s aging population.

 

Dawn Ross: Bit By Bit Bodyworks

10 Day FREE Trial

THIRD ACTion Film Festival,

Through film and talks, helps to drive an age-positive culture change. All films feature older adults in leading roles or deals with issues of relevance to older adults including dementia and caregiving.  Through the art of storytelling, you can explore and expand your understanding or see new perspectives on aging.

Dementia Connections

Dementia Connections Canada Ltd is a social venture on a mission to amplify the voices of people impacted by dementia and to share expert advice on how to live well with dementia.

 

Santa Fe Resources

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Memory Care Alliance

David Davis, Free consultation and resources in Santa Fe and Taos.

Teachable Tuesdays

The Memory Care Alliance offers educational presentations on Alzheimer’s and dementia care related topics on almost each Tuesday of the month at 2:00 online. E-mail director.memorycarealliance@gmail.com.

Laura Hendrie 

A positive approach to dementia care, PAC trainer sliding scale pricing

Alzheimer’s Association of New Mexico

Beth Hamilton

The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD)

 

Grief support groups for caregivers of Alzheimer’s 

Eileen Joyce

 

Fortina Solutions

Allyson Nathan, an expert on solutions for respite care and long-term care

New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services

Department Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care 

Caregiver Action Network

The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter 

Offers a respite voucher program that provides up to $500 per year, per person, to caregivers of those with dementia to use in paying a respite provider. They also offer a one-time emergency respite $1,000 voucher program. Contact at (505) 266-4473

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Toll-free in NM 800-432-2080 | TTY (505) 476-4937 | Santa Fe (505) 476-4846 

New Mexico’s Area Agencies on Aging 

 

ABQ/Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging 

(505) 764-6400

Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging 

Serves all New Mexico counties, except Bernalillo

(866) 395-2673 

The National Indian Council on Aging, Inc. (NICOA)

Founded in 1976 by members of the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association focused on the needs of aging American Indian and Alaska Native elders. The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services and economic wellbeing for American Indian and Alaska Native elders.

 

Navajo Area Agency on Aging

Serves the Navajo Nation (928) 871-6868

Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers - New Mexico

Provides education and support for family caregivers of people with chronic illness. The program teaches stress management strategies and ways to cope better with the stresses of being a caregiver.

www.AlzheimersAtoZ.com

Jytte Fogh Lokvig, Ph.D. Certified Alzheimer's and Dementia Educator

(505) 501-2412

Books

Alzheimer's A to Z, Successful Caregiving

Alzheimer's A to Z, A Quick Reference Guide

The Alzheimer's Creativity Project

​The Alzheimer's and Memory Café 

Crossroads Aging Care Professionals

Provides consultation and care management services to assist with needs assessment, care plan development, resource navigation, and advocacy.  Crossroads can also serve as Health Care Power of Attorney decision making agents and court appointed guardians.

Heather Coss MSW, LMSW, CMC, NCG

Co-Founder- Certified Care Manager, Certified Professional Guardian

(505) 629-8634

New Mexico End of Life Options Coalition

The mission of the New Mexico End of Life Options Coalition is to inspire individuals, healthcare providers, organizations, and communities to understand and advocate for a full range of end-of-life options for all New Mexicans.

Coming Home Connection

Coming Home Connection trains, places and supports volunteer and professional caregivers in homes and other settings where help is needed, to assist clients and their families through sickness, old age and the end of life.

Vista Living Care

Three unique New Mexico homes intentionally created to care for those walking with Alzheimer’s and dementia ​ or others just needing a little extra help.