There are many free resources and guides for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Below is a list of memory care resources:
Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists Pennington Gap families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through their free search tool and database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones. Click here to see more information and here to see facilities in Lee County, VA.
MemoryCare.com uses a dual approach of data-driven research and first-hand knowledge from aging experts, medical researchers, and its board of advisors to help caregivers and those living with dementia find the tools and resources they need to achieve the best possible quality of life, while maintaining cognitive function.
Please see their memory care guides and resources below.
Sleep problems are common in those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Below is a resource from AmeriSleep to help senior citizens get a good night’s rest.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2021, more than 4 in 10 Medicare beneficiaries chose a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare advantage plans combine all the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B into a single plan provided by a private insurer. However, like other health insurance programs, navigating Medicare Advantage can be challenging and confusing, leading to costly mistakes. To help seniors better understand Medicare Advantage plans in Virginia, you can view the following guide.
According to the AARP, 76% of adults 50+want to remain in their own homes; however, this can be difficult for some due to the mobility challenges that come with aging. For older adults with limited mobility, entering and exiting a traditional bathtub can be strenuous and put them in danger of falling. Home modifications can help seniors who want to age in place do so safely.
Below is a website that will provide resources and programs for senior employment.
Here’s an article on the benefits of reading and libraries for seniors.
This link below centers around the challenges of oral healthcare that people with memory disorders face and how they, and their caregivers, can help them maintain good oral healthcare habits. Memory disorders can play a role in a decline of overall healthy habits and oral health can be one of the worst to deal with.