The local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer's Disease, caregiving tips and respite options, services available in the community and can also provide emotional support.
Dementia Friendly America is a national network of communities, organizations and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers.
When should an adult child take over an aging parent’s decision-making? If you're concerned you have a mom with dementia (or another family member is showing early signs of dementia) this article outlines guidelines to consider.
People with Alzheimer's and dementia may have problems sleeping or increases in behavioral problems that begin at dusk and last into the night (known as sundowning). Explore causes and coping strategies.
The Dementia, Caregiving, and Transportation guide provides transportation tips for caregivers, information on types of transportation available, dementia-friendly tips for transit drivers, items to include in a travel kit, destination cards that can be tailored for each traveler, and a list of resources.
The DARS Office for Aging Services has developed a stage-by-stage guide to cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and other types of dementia. At each stage, the Virginia Dementia Road Map answers your questions about what you should expect and what you should do. It also provides concrete action steps to take at each stage.
A powerful documentary video that explores the impact of Alzheimer's disease on families and communities and the need for resources and research.
How Alzheimer's Changes the Brain
In healthy people, all sensations, movements, thoughts, memories, and feelings are the result of signals that pass through billions of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. In a person with Alzheimer’s disease changes in the brain destroy this healthy balance. This video explores how Alzheimer's changes the brain.
Person-Centered Matters is a compellingvideo produced by the Dementia Action Alliance and filmed by a former National Geographic filmmaker. It portrays five people living with dementia and how person-centered care helps them live more fully.