While it is well known that Alzheimer’s disease is a real concern and the aging population as a whole is at risk. However, not many people understand how the disease works or progresses, and furthermore, how to treat it. An Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is not something that most people anticipate and many Americans struggle to accept that their senior parents are suffering from the disease until it becomes debilitating. A few things that can help improve outcomes include education and access to quality memory care. At Serenity Gardens Memory Care Assisted Living centers in Friendswood, Dickinson, and Deer Park, we offer the personalized, family-style memory care your loved one deserves, and we strive to be a resource for families. In today’s post, we will take some time to offer some resources for dementia and Alzheimer’s education as well as memory care information.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Information

Alzheimer’s disease research and public awareness publications and resources from Bright Focus online: https://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease information and treatment options, including Medicare and government community resource information: http://www.alzheimers.gov/

Current disease and resource information, including clinical trial options, from the National Institute on Aging: http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Online support community offering information and resources for community support and involvement in the care of dementia: http://www.dfamerica.org/

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation offers information about the cause, care, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease and relevant programs: https://www.alzinfo.org/

Information, educational programs, training resources, and publications regarding all things relative to the aging population: https://www.asaging.org/

A practical self-test that allows you to gain better insight to you our your loved one’s cognitive functioning: https://cogniciti.com/

Youtube videos offered by the University of California Memory and Aging is dedicated to educating the public about neurodegenerative brain diseases: https://memory.ucsf.edu/

Memory Care & Assisted Living Resources

Information for long-term care providers and patient family members on assisted living: http://www.ncal.org/

Healthcare information for consumers, including reports regarding insurance and facilities: https://familiesusa.org/

Tools and resources for memory care caregivers based on most current research: https://www.memorycare.com/

Online or print magazine offering tips for caregivers, research updates, interviews, stories, articles, and activities – all about dementia and memory: http://www.alzinfo.org/preserving-your-memory-magazine

A book offering practical information with a pocket reference for memory care strategies: Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers by F. Broyles, published in 2009.

A comprehensive guide on the care of Alzheimer’s disease, includes practical advice and covers all aspects of care including the independent living, daily care, behavior, and health issues. It also discusses the legal, financial, and emotional aspects of memory care: 36 Hour Day by N. Mace & P. Rabins, published in 2006.

Serenity Gardens is Your Complete Memory Care Resource

At Serenity Gardens Memory Care Assisted Living centers, we believe the better informed you are, the better choices you can make for yourself and your loved ones regarding treatment and care. We are committed to arming you with all of the tools and resources you need to offer your loved one the best outcomes. Visit us online for more information and connect with us to discover what we can do for you or your loved one.