Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist, discovered Alzheimer's disease in 1907. He noticed that a female patient slowly lost her memory and ability to think and talk and that she developed judgment problems. After her death, he viewed her brain through a microscope and noticed abnormal growths, which he called plaques and tangles, in parts of her brain. These changes occur in the brain of everyone with Alzheimer's disease.
Through several partnerships, our organization provides free assistance finding dementia care. Regardless of the type of care that is required, we help families locate the right care providers for their needs at no charge. There are many dementia care services available and finding the right care provider for your loved one can be a time-consuming challenge. This is especially true for those who already spend much of their time providing care.
Choose the type of care you are seeking and follow the links below to get started.
Persons with Alzheimer’s or dementia are sometimes resistant to care providers coming into their homes. Our partner, AgingCare.com, specializes in helping families find the right individual(s) that provide assistance and make their loved ones feel comfortable in their homes. Get free help finding care here.
Finding the right live-in caregiver is critically important for those with dementia. Our partner, AgingCare.com has developed a well-honed screening process for matching caregivers. Get started here.
Adult Day Care
Adult day care is ideally suited for those with early-stage or moderate dementia. It is also a very cost-effective form of care for families who are able to provide care themselves at home on nights and weekends. Most cities and towns have multiple adult day care centers and some which specialize in dementia. We’ve partnered with Eldercarelink to help families find the right adult day care near their homes. Start here.
Assisted Living / Residential Memory Care
Finding the right community for your loved one is difficult both emotionally and logistically. Many caregivers experience sticker-shock when the realize the cost of residential care. Through two partnerships, we able to help families two ways.
1) Self-Service: Families that wish to search for assisted living by cost, can do so without having to communicate with a residential care home until they are ready to do so. One can discover residence names, locations and approximate costs.
2) Guided Assistance: Families, who prefer guided assistance can begin here. An advisor will help the family find care homes in their preferred area. Recognize you will be contacted in short order after completing the form. If this is too much, too fast, we recommend using the self-service model above.
Nursing Home Care
For individuals whose dementia has progressed as to require full-time nursing home care, our partner, NursingHomes.com, can help both with finding the right home and with helping families with the transition process. Get free help now.