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Find free care guides, legal checklists, care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers.

A Place For Mom

The largest assisted living referral service, they are paid by the participating communities, therefore their service is offered at no charge to families.

Adaptive Equipment & Caregiving Corner

Adaptive Equipment & Caregiving Corner produces educational and instructional videos aimed to enhance continuity of care from healthcare facility to home, increase client and caregiver safety during daily care and improve and maintain the client’s optimal level of functional independence.

Aging with Dignity | 888-5-WISHES (594-7437)

Aging with Dignity publishes the Five Wishes Living Will document, a very user-friendly and comprehensive document that meets legal requirements in 35 states.

Alzheimer’s Association | 800-272-3900

Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and offers care navigator tools.

Caregiver Action NetworK (CAN)

Formerly known as the  National Family Caregivers Association, it provides information and education for family caregivers, including a volunteer support network in over 40 states.

Caring Connections

Caring Connections provides free brochures on end-of-life topics including advance care planning, caregiving, hospice and palliative care, pain, grief and loss and financial issues. Caring Connections also provides Advanced Directives for all states.

Caring.com

Is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.

Community Resource Finder

Easy access to a comprehensive listing of Alzheimer’s and dementia resources, community programs and services.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

CFPB has various fiduciary guides to assist millions of Americans that manage money or property for a loved one who’s unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. 

Eldercare Locator | 800-677-1116

Connects caregivers to local services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities across the United States.

Family Caregiver Alliance | 800-445-8106

Information, education and services for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.

HFC / Hilarity For Charity

A nonprofit whose mission is to care for families facing Alzheimer's, educate young people about living a brain-healthy life, and activate the next generation of Alzheimer’s advocates. 

Hospice Foundation of America | 800-854-3402

Provides information on issues related to hospice and end-of-life care

Medicare | 800-Medicare

Provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.

National Alliance for Caregiving

A coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues.

National Institute on Aging Information Center | 800-222-2225

Research leader on aging issues; information on common age-related health problems.

The National Clearinghouse for Long-term Care Information

Information and tools to plan for future long-term care needs.

Social Security Administration | 800-772-1213

Information on retirement and disability benefits, including how to sign up.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

A program that offers one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.

Veterans Administration | 855-260-3274

Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a VA caregiver support line.

Well Spouse Association |800-838-0879

Women's Alzheimer's Movement (WAM)

Founded by Maria Shriver, WAM focuses specifically on women and Alzheimer’s

Dementia & Alzheimer's Resources

Alzheimer’s Association | 800-272-3900

AlzYouNeed | Technology to assist with Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. 

Being Patient | The latest news on Alzheimer’s disease and brain health research.

Dementia Friendly America | DFA is a national network of communities, organizations and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. Administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. 

Memory Cafe Directory | Serving the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) | AFTD works to bring awareness and fund research into finding the cause, therapies and cures for frontotemporal degeneration. They also offer information, education and support to persons diagnosed with an FTD disorder, and for their families and caregivers.

Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) | LBDA works to raise awareness of Lewy body dementias (LBD), promoting scientific advances, and supporting people with LBD, their families, and caregivers. LBD is a complex disease that can present a range of physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms that dramatically affects an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States. 

MyBrainGuide.org | 855-BRAIN-411 |  BrainGuide by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s offers tailored resources to help you find the best next steps in your or a loved one’s brain health journey. It can help whether you’re interested in protecting your brain health, you’ve been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s, or you’re concerned about a family member. BrainGuide is free and easy-to-access – in English and Spanish.

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement | The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness about women’s increased risk for Alzheimer’s and to educating the public — women and men — about lifestyle changes they can make to protect their brain health. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Alzheimer's & Dementia Care | For those caring for a Veteran, resources on dementia care through the VA and information on new research on dementia in Veterans.

Us Against Alzheimer’s | Working to dramatically increase funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research 

Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s | YMAA’s mission is to promote understanding of Alzheimer’s among youth and young adults by providing opportunities to help those affected by the disease.

Other Online Resources

National Mental Health Association |  800-969-NMHA (6642)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society | 800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867)

Huntington’s Disease Society of America |  800-345-HDSA

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | 800-955-4572

American Cancer Society | 800-ACS-2345

American Diabetes Association  | 800-342-2383

American Heart Association | 800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721)

American Lung Association | 800-LUNG-USA

National Institute of Health

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