This extraordinary how-to manual provides essential information about living with dementia from 48 people living with dementia, care partners, and leading dementia specialists. The practical, helpful information, grounded in science, is presented in a user-friendly format.
The Penn Memory Center is a single, unified Penn Medicine source for those age 65 and older seeking evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, information, and research opportunities related to symptoms of progressive memory loss, and accompanying changes in thinking, communication and personality.
Penn Memory Center offers state-of-the-science diagnosis, treatment and research, focusing on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other age-related progressive memory disorders.
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging works to ensure that older adults across Pennsylvania have access to quality services and supports that help them age and live well.
The department provides a wide array of services and programs intended to help older Pennsylvanians live and thrive in their homes and communities for as long as possible. These services include home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, health and wellness services, personal assistance, senior community centers, Medicare enrollment counseling, transportation, job training, elder abuse prevention, PACE prescription assistance and more.
The PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is PA's effort designed to help persons with disabilities and seniors find information that will connect them to supports and services in their community. There is no charge for information and assistance provided by any PA Link or PA Link partner agency.
Call the PA Link to Aging and Disability Resource Center Toll-Free Helpline: 1-800-753-8827
SAGE is a national advocacy and services organization for LGBT elders. Sage offers a multitude of services and supports including:• Advocacy for LGBT Elders• HIV & Aging Policy Action Coalition (HAPAC)• National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, including resources related to dementia• SAGE Hotline- 1-877-360-LGBT(5428). The SAGE LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages.
This Conversation Starter Guide was designed for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The Conversation Project wants to help everyone talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood and respected.
The ADRC performs and coordinates AD-related clinical and research activities and is a core source of support (e.g., resources, patients, tissue, expert consultation for research, clinical and training activities) regionally and nationally.Through outpatient evaluations, participants and their families receive state-of-the-art diagnostic assessments and contribute to the scientific study of Alzheimer’s disease.