Managing the care of someone you love who has dementia can be difficult. Dementing diseases are progressive and irreversible, often lasting many years and requiring a great deal of time from their caregivers. As a result, caregivers may suffer problems with their physical and emotional health, immune function, sleep and often have a social and economic impact on their lives as well. People living with dementia may experience influence over their thinking, emotions, behaviors and performance.
Below are some useful resources to help you manage the care of someone you love who is living with dementia.
Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
The Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of 32 active centers in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of these centers is to bring scientists together to facilitate their research and help learn more about Alzheimer’s and related diseases. They are also committed to the education of health care professionals, people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, and helping to aid the community in understanding, diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease.
- Education about various forms of dementia and cognitive impairment, including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease
- Clinical trials and research studies
- Memory evaluations
- Programs to support families and caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Association is a global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and is the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.
National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers
The National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.