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The following links have been selected to provide additional insight, education and services for those affected by dementia & memory loss.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's
Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in
Alzheimer's care, support and research. They provide services to those
affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias; advocate for policy change
and research funding; and advance research toward prevention, treatment
The Alzheimer’s Store, a sister-store to MindCare is proud to offer a wide range of Alzheimer’s specific products to ease patient's suffering and help them live in a safer home environment with a sense of security. Whether caring for an Alzheimer’s patient in a professional capacity or caring for a loved one at home, The Alzheimer’s Store can help combat the hindrances of Alzheimer's disease one day at a time.
The American Heart Association along with The American Stroke Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. Funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies, and providing critical tools and information to save and improve lives is just some of the resources provided. With more than 6 million Americans surviving stroke, The American Stroke Association can help guide stroke survivors and their caregivers.
Bright Focus Foundation seeks to
eradicate age-related degenerative diseases by: advancing research
seeking causes, prevention, treatment, and cures; promoting positive
behaviors to combat these diseases; and facilitating the public's
efforts to assist those who are affected.
A Place for Mom connects moms, dads, seniors and families like yours to the right elder care so you can have peace of mind and focus on your loved ones. From finding the right nursing home, dementia care or assisted living to researching Veterans benefits and how to pay for senior care, we'll be with you each step of the way.
SeniorAdvisor.com is the nation's largest senior living review site. Browse photos, ratings, and opinions of assisted living, dementia care, independent living, senior apartments, and more - all by people just like you.
The National Stroke Association offers largely free education, resources, services, and legislative advocacy focused on the needs of stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals in the stroke community nationwide. They actively provide services to about 90,000 stroke survivors, 30,000 caregivers, and more than 110,000 healthcare professionals in the U.S. and Canada; and the number is growing every day. The National Stroke Association will help reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by delivering education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation is dedicated to attacking the scourge of Alzheimer's with a 3-pronged assault focused on the cause, care, and cure for Alzheimer's disease as well as supporting the public with educational programs.
The ‘NTG’ is a coalition of individuals and organizations working toward ensuring that the needs and interests of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia – as well as their families and friends – are taken into account as part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. Members are families, association and organization representatives, practitioners, academics, and others who contribute time and effort to its activities.
Leeza Gibbons created The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation in 2002 as a promise to her mother to “tell her story and make it count” after her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Leeza’s Place, the signature program of The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, opened its first doors the following year in 2003 as the manifestation of what Leeza “wished we had when we were going through this journey”.
"It’s not just a game, it’s a quest to help scientists fight dementia!”
It sounds too good to be true but this really is a game, where simply by having loads of fun chasing creatures around magical seas and swamps, you can help to fight a disease that currently affects 45 million people worldwide. In fact playing SEA HERO QUEST for just 2 minutes will generate the equivalent of 5 hours of lab-based research data. Created by GLITCHERS, presented by Deutsche Telekom and supported by scientists from University College London and University of East Anglia and the lovely people at Alzheimer’s Research, SEA HERO QUEST is an epic culmination of science and gameplay that will change the way dementia research is done forever. READ MORE