National & Local Resources

Calgary | Houston | Santa Fe
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.  https://alzheimersprevention.org/alzheimers-info/resources/
COVID-19 Resources:

World Health Organization

How to keep people with dementia safe from Covid-19

Free E books from our sponsors at AlzAuthor

Respite Resources:
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.

Respite Care planning and information

A Consumer Guide for Family 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
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Recipes from Simply Seasonal
Here you will learn how to naturally heal your body in the kitchen through seasonal cooking.Watch as we teach you easy tips and tricks to deeply nourish your body, bring yourself back into balance, heal, and thrive!

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 

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.

 

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

Searching for senior care was a huge challenge I discovered. When my mother needed care and then my mother in law we didn’t know where to turn. We found an advisor who lived in another state. Needless to say she wasn’t much help. Find Houston Senior Care was born out of my 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 Telephone (281) 938-1785 Fax      

Helps families plan for the future, provide for their loved ones, and guide them through the unexpected. Additional office locations in the Galleria, Sugar Land, Katy, and Bay City.
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 has staff on hand to 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.

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

 

Santa Fe Resources

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.

Laurie 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 

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