Help for the Caregiver of an Azlheimer’s Patient
Helpful Resources for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease in 2015, according to the 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report from Alzheimer’s Association, Of the 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, an estimated 5.1 million people are aged 65 and older. Learn more on the latest facts in this video from Alzheimer’s Association.
Resources for Alzheimer’s Care
Here are some helpful resources to help families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
1) Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
2) Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the Federal Government’s National Institutes of Health and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The ADEAR Center strives to be a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer’s disease.
3) Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a leading national nonprofit organization providing optimal care to individuals with dementia, and caregivers.
4) Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
The Fisher Center is one of the largest and most modern scientific facilities in the world dedicated to solving the puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease.
ALZConnected™, powered by the Alzheimer’s Association, is a new online social networking community designed specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
6) Alzheimer’s Disease Research – BrightFocus Foundation
Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR) is a program of the BrightFocus Foundation to fund research and educate the public about Alzheimer’s Disease.
An official U.S. government website for Alzheimer’s and related dementias managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
8) WebMD’s Alzheimer’s Disease Health Center
WebMD helps you sort through mental health counseling and support options if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
Hearing the news that a loved one has Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be unsettling, even scary. Most families are unprepared for this news and it can be a shock that leaves you feeling powerless. But we’ve found that families can feel empowered when they’re armed with the knowledge and resources they need to support their loved one.
How BrightStar Care Can Help
BrightStar Care® is your solution for professional care for early, middle, and late-stage dementia care. Our mission is to provide your loved one living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia the individualized care and support they need to:
- Live with Dignity and Purpose safely and securely in their own home
- Enjoy Optimal Health and emotional well-being
- Maintain Connections to the people, places, things, and memories that matter most to them
We call this specialized approach “BrightStar Connections.”
BrightStar Connections is the Only In-Home Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Program of its Kind, and truly is A Higher Standard of Memory Care.
Learn more about the BrightStar Care person-centered approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.
Partnering for Alzheimer’s Disease awareness
BrightStar is a proud partner of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA). We are dedicated to promoting Alzheimer’s awareness, encouraging early detection and fighting for a cure.
We have joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide a number of helpful resources in hopes of making more possible – more knowledge, more security, more hope – for families facing this disease.