Links to Other Sites on Alzheimer's
I've gotten a number of requests from other websites to put their link on my website. It's basically a good idea, but I won't be able to evaluate them fully. So the following are some of the links requested (and some others I know of) that I hope will be helpful; they are all, as far as I know, non-profits. if you think they are inappropriate or not helpful, or if thelinks no longer workd, please contact me.
General Websites of Alzheimer's Organizations
Aging Care; Connecting people caring for elderly parents"
Alzheimer's Association: Most well-known of Alzheimer's organization. Good source of support groups in your area.
Alzheimer's.net: A source of caregiving tips and Alzheimer's news
of David's 4-min talk at a conference on care of Alzheimer's around the world.
Blogs Written by People with Dementia
http://vickisvoice.tv "Vicki's Voice" Blog written by a person with Frontotemporal Dementia with some entries by another person who seems to be a caregiver.
Blogs Written By and For Care Givers
http://www.alzheimerspirit.blogspot.com/ A nurse who cared for her mother with Alzheimer's writes on a variety of topics
www.thealzheimerspouse.com: caregiver who has a regular blog
www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/cameron: caregiver whose wife had a serious cancer mesothelioma.
www.blueskywhiteclouds.com A book of pictures with simple sentences, not for children but specifically for adult patients with dementia. Written by a man whose mother has had Alzheimer's for twelve years.
Dementia Care Training (I have not evaluated these)
http://www.nccdp.org/ Seems they have a training program!
A long list of pretty good suggestions for caring for people with AD. If doctors, nurses or other caregivers were interested, this might be a good sheet to give them. (Please let me know if there are problems with these suggestions.)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2464807/ Interesting article about physicians dealing with patients experiencing dementia
MemoryCare: a non-profit in Western North Carolina that provides specialized medical care for older adults with dementia and education and counseling for their caregivers.
For-Profit Services (I have not evaluated these)
Elmcroft Assisted Living facility
http://www.insurancelibrary.com/impaired-risk/alzheimers/:website that provides free expert insurance answers to consumers on topics such as Alzheimer's disease. (I have not evaluated this.)