Alzheimer's Disease Resources, Support and References
Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups
A person afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease may naturally feel daunted by being diagnosed with the disease and will naturally need the assistance and support of family members and friends. It is important that they are able to discuss and plan for the care giving of or partnering with such persons early on. It is important to respect the person’s decisions and feelings about the disease. Just as important and necessary will it be to find some support for the family and friends of the person afflicted by Alzheimer’s, since they will face emotional, and perhaps economic, difficulties in providing care and support for their love one. The following are among the many organizations providing support services for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease:
Is a national organization with local chapters, a 24-hour helpline, providing support services such as information, referrals, and core services to families. They have an online community and are working on advancing research on Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s Support Center
A non-profit organization providing information and education on Alzheimer’s and other dementias, one-on-one consultations, services matching, support groups, etc.
Alzheimer's Disease References
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