Resources

In the News

AARP online:
Knitting May Reduce Chronic Pain and Help With Dementia

https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2018/knitting-health-benefits-fd.html

Los Angeles Times:
Pessimism about old age may be a risk factor for dementia

“People who are pessimistic about what life is like during old age may be helping to make their fears come true.

A new study finds that older Americans with negative beliefs about aging were significantly more likely to develop dementia than their peers who embraced their senior years with zeal.

The difference was hardly trivial: Study participants who had positive beliefs about aging were 44% less likely to develop dementia over the next four years than were their counterparts with negative beliefs.”

Read the full article:
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-dementia-aging-outlook-20180207-story.html

 

Washington Post:
“Having good friends may protect against cognitive decline as people age”

Read the full article:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/having-good-friends-may-protect-against-cognitive-decline-as-people-age/2017/12/29/82671a94-e0e8-11e7-8679-a9728984779c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.804b4fd97cf8

 

Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association Care Finder

This site provides assistance to those caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease find good care in their community.

Website: http://www.alz.org/carefinder

 

Caregiver Action Network

The site offers a virtual library of information and educational materials for family caregivers.

Website: http://caregiveraction.org/family-caregiver-toolbox

 

Family Caregiver Alliance

The site contains a wide array of publications and services based on caregiver needs, including a Family Care Navigator.

Website: http://www.caregiver.org

 

National Alliance for Caregiving

The site contains publications and resources for caregivers, including the Family Care Resource Connection, where you can find reviews and ratings on over 1,000 books, videos, Web sites, and other materials on caregiving.

Website: http://www.caregiving.org

 

Alzstore.com

The store features products designed for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers.

Their goal is now to empower families dealing with sufferers of Alzheimer’s with the knowledge and tools they need to care for their suffering Loved Ones.

Alzstore.com

 

Thiscaringhome.org

Improving quality of life for those with dementia with products including memory cues and home and safety design offerings. Blog includes tips for reducing agitated behaviors.

Thiscaringhome.org