Directory Connects Alzheimer’s Caregivers With Valuable Resources

Directory Connects Alzheimer’s Caregivers With Valuable Resources
"It’s that time of year / When the world falls in love / Every song you hear seems to say / Merry Christmas …" These words pulled from "The Christmas Waltz" are lovely, but for caregivers, Christmas is also the time of year when resources are less accessible, because the organizations and infrastructure supporting them activate voicemail and shutter up for the holidays. Understandable, but even just a couple of days sans assistance for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is long and sometimes unbearable. The right resource Locating the right resource for your situation is challenging beyond the holidays, too. Where and to whom do you turn for support when the going gets rough and you’re at a loss? The national Alzheimer’s Association is a great place to begin, and its website is full of useful information. However, what if there was a system in place where you could access products, services, and events in your local area or for a parent or grandparent who lives out of state or even in another country? Sounds too good to be true, I know, but I have good news at Christmas. Such a resource exists and is immediately available to you during the holidays and always, in the form of a global resource directory. The Dementia Map Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks and Dave Wiederrich of Memory Cafe Directory created a global resource directory and event calendar that promises to be a great help to both caregivers and health professionals. Alzheimer's Speaks and the Memory Cafe Directory are a cut above resources in their own right, but the brainchild of La Bey and Wiederrich together is phenomenal. The Dementia Map includes a resource directory, upcoming events, guides, and a Dementia Map blog. The Dementia Map provides free access to information, which is
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