Online Resources

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Dementia Resources

engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults
is a national effort to increase the social engagement of older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers by expanding and enhancing the Aging Network’s capacity to offer social engagement.

Comprehensive Guide to Resources – Compliments of GEM
A handy, printable guide to area resources for caregivers, including programs, services, and contact information.

The OBX Dementia Friendly Coalition
Support services for caregivers in the Outer Banks.

Understanding Different Types of Dementia, an infographic from the National Institute on Aging.

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina Dementia Alliance supports, educates and empowers, provides community outreach, family support services, and research efforts in North Carolina.

Area Agency on Aging The Division of Aging and Adult Services works to promote the independence and enhance the dignity of North Carolina’s older adults, persons with disabilities and their families through a community based system of opportunities, services, benefits and protections.

Positive Approach to Care Teepa Snow’s company website, Positive Approach to Care, provides education and a wide variety of services to enhance awareness and increase dementia care skills to family and care providers.

Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults
The AGS Beers Criteria® plays a vital role in helping health professionals, older adults, and caregivers work together to ensure medications are appropriate.

Advanced Person-Centered Living CCAL is a non-profit national advocacy and education organization whose mission is to raise awareness about and advocate for the widespread implementation of person-centered living values and practices.

Dementia Care Partner Talk Show Podcast
Teepa Snow helps caregivers learn and laugh while discussing creative solutions and ideas to common and uncommon dementia care challenges, and how to make sense of the senior care industry and options when you’re not a professional.​

Dementia Action Alliance The Dementia Action Alliance USA, a member of Dementia Friendly America, is a nonprofit national advocacy and education organization of people living with dementia, care partners, friends and dementia specialists committed to creating a better country in which to live with dementia.

NC Respite Coalition The North Carolina Respite Care Coalition is a non-profit grassroots network of parents, family caregivers, providers, and representatives from organizations whose priority is to expand and enhance respite services available to families throughout the lifespan.

National Council on Aging  NCOA focuses on improving the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling National Institute on Aging NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease research.

Wiser Now Caregiving Information on dementia care and support, featuring Kathy Laurenhue, chair of Dementia Action Alliance’s Arts Work Group made up of artists living with dementia and those who work in the field of dementia and the arts.

Today’s Caregiver A leading online magazine provider of information, support, and guidance for family and professional caregivers.

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 

Alzheimer’s Disease International The Global Voice on Dementia
September is WORLD ALZ MONTH and ADI has published a toolkit that you can download here.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America AFA provides support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.

Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia Association
Through outreach, education and research, striving to support those affected by Lewy body dementias.

Parkinson’s

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.

Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
FTD is the most common form of dementia for people under age 60, representing a group of brain disorders caused by degeneration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain.

Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia Society of America
Vascular Dementia, caused by a series of strokes, is the most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer disease in people over age 65.