This page is available for people who have been affected by dementia and organisations to share information that they think may be useful or to share their stories.
Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring (based in the UK)
The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:
- Getting started on finding care, understanding different and varied care options available, as well as costs and legal considerations when planning for elderly care.
- Home modifications and assistive technologies that can improve the daily living of elderly family members.
- Support networks and charities that offer help and support for both people in need of elderly care and their families.
- Other helpful resources and tools to help family members begin to find the best possible care option for their elderly.
Caring.com (based in the US)
I work with a group of senior advocates and based on conversations with community leaders across the US, many ageing adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help maintain their independence and quality of life. So we created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options that are available.
Drugwatch .com (based in the US)
My name is Kristen, and I work with Drugwatch; a free web health resource, reviewed by the Health on the Net Foundation.
According to the CDC, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and this number is expected to almost triple to 14 million people by 2060.
At Drugwatch, we’ve published a brand new comprehensive and easy to read Alzheimer’s Health Guide that covers what the disease is, diagnosis and stages, causes and risks, symptoms, treatment, and more.
Alzheimer’s is complex – we’re hoping to help shine a light on what we do know about this irreversible, largely age-related neurodegenerative brain disorder.
Paying for Assisted Living (based in the US)
Our mission is to help the elderly and their families fully understand the cost of long term care and the programs in your community that can provide much needed financial support. We have an online database of tools and resources that cover topics like available care options and free support that is available.
This guide is called ‘The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition‘ and it highlights:
- Some of the common problems associated with travelling abroad with a health condition.
- How to plan and pack for a holiday if you have a disability or certain health issues, including dementia.
- Vaccinations and visas, and taking medical supplies through customs.
- Other useful tips and resources to help you travel safely.