National & Local Resources
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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.
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
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is an innovative nonprofit organization committed to stopping this devastating disease.
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.
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.
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
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.
A Consumer Guide for Family Caregivers
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.
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.
We are available to talk over the phone, breathe with you, share resources and encourage you. Email now to sign up.
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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
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
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
When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative – by Calgary Retreat Presenter Aaron Blight, Ed, D.
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.
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 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
Dementia Day Program (Drop-in)
3735 Drexel Drive, Houston, TX 77027
Presented by Leslie Marchand, LCSW, RYTSoYoCo Wellness - 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
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.
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.
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."
Presented by Leslie Marchand, LCSW, RYTSoYoCo Wellness - Caregiver Wellness Retreat - January 25, 2020
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.
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
Staff on hand can answer questions, offer emotional support and connection to resources, call (403) 290-0110
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.
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:
Dementia Connections Magazine:
There are differences between retirement living and long term care. We’d like to help you understand them.
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.
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
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.
Santa Fe Resources
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Toll-free in NM 800-432-2080 | TTY (505) 476-4937 | Santa Fe (505) 476-4846
Serves all New Mexico counties, except Bernalillo
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.
Serves the Navajo Nation (928) 871-6868
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.
Jytte Fogh Lokvig, Ph.D. Certified Alzheimer's and Dementia Educator
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
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 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.
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.