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Comfort Matters is a dementia care education and research program dedicated to improving the quality of care and life for people with dementia.

Family Resources

These resources offer useful information and support for families caring for people with dementia.

NATIONAL

  • AARPwww.aarp.org – There’s information at this website about Caregiving Tools that may be especially helpful.
  • Administration on Agingwww.aoa.gov – Look here for links to supportive and caregiver services, nutrition and health promotion programs, and elder justice and adult protective services.
  • Alzheimer’s Associationwww.alz.org – At this website find information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, life with Alzheimer’s, and services in the We Can Help section.
  • American Geriatrics Societywww.americangeriatrics.org – Click on Public Education to check out the information available at the Health in Aging Foundation.
  • LeadingAgewww.leadingage.org – Of particular importance to families is information available under the headings Find Services and Find a State partner.
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization http://www.nhpco.org – Under the Resources tab is an abundance of information helpful to families about hospice and palliative care, access and caregiving.
  • National Institute on Aginghttps://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers – At this website is a wealth of information about topics of interest to families. Doing a search for specific topics is helpful.
  • National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov/health-information – The Health Information section offers particulars on several topics. It’s also a good idea to search for specific information.
  • Visiting Nurse Associations of Americawww.vnaa.org – Under Learn and Connect, family members find valuable information about such topics as home health and hospice quality as well as the location of health care providers.
AARP
Administration on Aging
Alzheimer's Association
American Geriatrics
LeadingAge
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
National Institute on Aging
Visiting Nurse Associations of America

LOCAL

By State and or County: Search for “office on aging” or “department of aging” connected with a particular state or county name.

SPECIALIZED WEBSITES

The Below list are specialized websites for finding residential care or home services: