Resources for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Alzheimer’s disease can have a profound effect on families and caregivers, in particular. If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementias, you are in good company. About 140,000 North Carolinians today are affected by Alzheimer’s; a number that is expected to quadruple by 2025.
Fortunately, there are many local, state and national resources available to help you and your family cope. Here are just a few.
- Dementia Alliance of North Carolina
Dementia Alliance of North Carolina provides family support, community education, public awareness and supports research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. ALZ NC serves 51 of North Carolina’s 100 counties–from the Triangle to the coast.
- Duke Aging Center Family Support Program
- Western NC Alzheimer’s Association
- Alzheimer’s Association Eastern NC
- Bright Focus Foundation
- Wake Forest Renaissance Center for the Arts Dementia Awareness Education
- Caregivers Summit
- Angel Tree Publishing
- AARP North Carolina
- Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
- Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center
- Joseph & Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Center
- North Carolina Area Agencies on Aging
- North Carolina Area Health Education Centers
- North Carolina Coalition on Aging
- North Carolina Institute of Medicine
- Resources for Seniors
- Teepa Snow
- UNC Memory Disorders Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill