It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Check out a quick digest of the Boston Globe’s local list of resources for sufferers and their caretakers:
- The Vision Center offers this helpful guide in managing dementia in the context of vision loss and eye care
- This article from the AARP discusses helpful tips on managing an individual’s finances as a caretaker.
- The Alzheimer’s Association, the largest national organization providing information and support for Alzheimer’s patients and their families, offers a searchable database of support groups for caregivers of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s.
- The Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center shares up-to-date news on Alzheimer’s treatments and research, as well as its own resource page for patients and caregivers.
- The Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association shares this page on New England virtual resources and support groups.
- PACE, or Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is a state service available to help seniors, providing medical, social, recreational, and wellness services. Click the link to find out more about eligibility.
- The City of Boston’s Age Strong Commission serves the Greater Boston community, offering on its website a page of resources and a phone line at a 617-635-4366.
- The Family Caregiver’s Alliance is a large family caregiver network that helps with support and resources. Here is an aggregate they have provided of Massachusetts support networks by primary disability, as well as the Caregiver Connect resource page.
- The Boston Family Caregiver Support Program is a local network that assists with direct support and education for eligible families.
- 617-660-5399: Nursing Home Family Resource Line, an informational and referral line available 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., seven days a week
Learn more about the Cadbury Commons Memory Care Program