Educational resources for seniors and their caregivers:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services.
The mission of AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age (50+), leading positive social change, and delivering value to members through information, advocacy, and service. For more information, visit their website at www.aarp.org.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. For more information, visit their website at www.alz.org.
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, visit their website at www.diabetes.org.
American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging provides professional education and training opportunities, including nationally recognized continuing education across a range of disciplines. The ASA’s annual conference, Aging in America, is the nation’s largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals in healthcare, social service, government, business and philanthropy with expertise in providing services and products for older adults. For more information, visit their website at www.asaging.org.
The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis. Whether it’s advice from medical experts, specialized arthritis self-management, or exercise classes, the Arthritis Foundation has your solution. For more information, visit their website at www.arthritis.org.
David Troxel, MPH
The co-author of “The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care” is an internationally known expert in Alzheimer’s and memory care, and discusses breakthroughs, innovative treatments and successful strategies to improve quality of care for people living with Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit the website at www.bestfriendsapproach.com.
Family Caregiver Alliance
The Family Caregiver Alliance offers comprehensive caregiving information and advice, fact sheets, reports and studies, discussion groups and newsletters for caregivers, practitioners, policymakers and researchers. In addition, a state-by-state resource guide offers a searchable database of publicly funded caregiver support programs. For more information, visit their website at www.caregiver.org.
National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving provides information about caregiving research studies and policy analyses, and links to the Family Care Resource Connection, which includes reviews and ratings of books, videos, websites, and other resources on family caregiving issues. For more information, visit their website www.caregiving.org
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a non-profit organization that helps individuals in need find local hospice support. For more information, visit their website at www.nhpco.org.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. For more information, visit their website at