Resources

Community Resources

Looking for additional resources? Take a look at some of the following organizations and resources. Click on a category below to jump to a particular section. Still not sure where to start? Contact us!


 

Alzheimer's and Dementia

  • Put together by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) - a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)- and Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center (ADEAR), this article provides an overview of the disease, stages, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

  • BBC article highlighting the basics of dementia, diagnosis, signs of the disease, and treatment. This article presents a good overview of dementia, though the statistics are UK based.

  • The mission of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life."

  • The government's free information resource about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; authoritative, up-to-date information from agencies and organizations with expertise in these areas.

  • Get the latest Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. Learn annual statistics on the impact of Alzheimer's and dementia.


 

Day Centers


 

Aging Services

  • ProAging features innovative tools for senior-serving professionals to better serve seniors, caregivers and their families in the greater DC metro area.

  • The National Council on Aging a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling.

  • AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.


 

Caregiving

  • Caregiver.com is a leading provider of information and resources for family and professional caregivers to help provide the best caregiving experience.

  • CareGiving.com is a community of family caregivers sharing their stories, support and solutions.

  • Are you one of the 6.9 million Americans struggling to care for an aging parent or other loved one who lives in a far-away location? If you are, we are here to help.

  • Everything you need to take care of yourself while you support your loved one.

  • The mission of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is to assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums.


 

Additional Resources

  • Find public and private services for older adults throughout the county and state.

  • ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

  • Are you confused about what type of insurance you need, or whether you have enough insurance coverage? Are you having problems making sense of your medical bills? If so, the Virginia Division for the Aging (VDA) may be able to help you.

  • Online resources that may be of use to the elderly and their adult children or other caregivers.

  • Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

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