The following organizations and resources will help you navigate the world of senior living and care
Hearthside Book Club® Access free stories from Hearthside Book Club®, an evidence-based reading and discussion activity designed for people with memory issues.
Careliving.org: A blog, lifestyle guide and social movement designed to encourage caregivers to care for themselves while caring for others
Cosmetic Dental: Dental health resource for caregivers.
Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease: A diverse national coalition of committed to stopping Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
LeadingAge: Committed to making America a better place to grow old
National Family Caregiver Support Program: Grant funding to help nonprofessional caregivers care for older adults in their homes for as long as possible
Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability: Leveraging resources and organizations to ensure the quality of life for older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Federal resource for those living with memory loss and their families
Blogs & Books
Dealing with Dementia: A range of topics for caregivers and loved ones supporting an older adult with dementia or early onset symptoms
Caregiver Warrior: Advice, helpful tips, and strategies based on the experience, strength, and hope of a caregiver
Being Patient: An online community for Alzheimer’s & dementia patients and caregivers
I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care by John Zeisel, PhD: A revolutionary new approach to Alzheimer’s care, focusing on a patient’s strengths to maintain connections with others and the world
Walk with Me: Musings Through the Dementia Fog and Slow Puncture: Living Well with Dementia both by Peter Berry and Deb Blunt
Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only To Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
The Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor: A Caregiver’s Guide to Common Medical and Behavioral Signs and Symptoms in Persons with Dementia
Mind What Matters
Mind What Matters is a podcast hosted by public speaker and advocate Elizabeth Humphreys about memory disease such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia and how we can best care for the long-term health of our minds. Featured guest include Abe’s Garden Community’s Judy Shmerling Given.
Life on Repeat
Laura Vaillancourt is a licensed mental health counselor & geriatric mental health specialist. Her podcast explores helpful caregiving tips, practical resources, and most importantly, how to care for yourself through this journey.
Created by caregivers for caregivers, Fading Memories is all about inspiring and supporting all caregivers through informative and inspiring conversations.
- “Leaving Alzheimer’s Behind: A Documentary”
- “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” (available online through various sources)