Resources for Families and Caregivers
At Tuscan Gardens® at Venetia Bay, we want to be a valuable and trusted resource for the families we serve, helping you find the answers you need. The organizations listed below are good resources for more information about Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association – the largest private, not-for-profit supporter of Alzheimer’s disease research – provides information about the disease as well as useful resources and supportive programs to help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers cope with and understand the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association also offers information about research advances, publications and events.
Dedicated to “Helping more people today than we did yesterday,” the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) was created to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia along with their caregivers and families through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.
ADEAR, hosted by the National Institute on Aging, provides information from a database that contains almost 8,500 materials about Alzheimer’s disease – from journal articles to brochures to newsletters and reports. Information can be found about research, diagnosis, treatment options, breaking news and publications.
The Alzheimer’s Research Forum contains the latest scientific findings related to Alzheimer’s disease. This website generates and maintains public research databases and creates discussion forums to encourage debate and help spread new ideas in an effort to contribute to global attempts to cure Alzheimer’s disease.
This website provides comprehensive information – from an overview of the disease to in-depth research – for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as caregivers, family members and the general public.
The ADI is an international membership group of Alzheimer’s associations. This website links to various association sites throughout the world and provides global statistics on Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Association Outreach
Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – 1-800-272-3900
The Alzheimer’s Association Helpline is available 24/7 and provides dependable information and emotional support to those who need assistance such as individuals with memory loss, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the general public. The Helpline staff can answer questions about Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, medications and treatment options. Additionally, the Helpline can provide tips on caregiving and offer referrals to local community events and support programs.
Alzheimer’s disease Support Groups are facilitated by a trained professional or former family caregiver. These groups present family members and caregivers the opportunity to ask questions, express concerns and share their personal experiences. They offer understanding and provide emotional support and encouragement from those in similar situations.