The Alzheimer's Association offers information on knowing with to expect after diagnosis, strategies to live well with Alzheimer's, education to learn more, and understanding through a number of support groups.
Here you can find tips for living with dementia, locate support in your area, identify ways you can participate in research, and ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Your local Area Agency on Aging will put you into contact with the programs and services in your area. This Locator Tool allows you to select your county from the drop-down menu to find contact information for the Area Agency on Aging serving your local area.
In connecting with AFTD, you’ve found a community of people who understand, and are a source of information, resources, help, and hope for a better future. An FTD diagnosis can be overwhelming in many ways. AFTD's "Newly Diagnosed Checklist" was created to guide persons diagnosed and their families on steps to take to help adjust to the changes ahead.
National Council of Dementia Minds (NCDM) is the first national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded and governed by persons living with dementia. They represent a group of individuals who are committed to living their best lives and sharing the experience with others. The vision is to transform the worldview of living with a Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD).
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
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.
The mission of Voices of Alzheimer's: Empowering people living with or at risk of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive illnesses, united by urgency, to drive equitable access to innovation in treatment and care. The advocacy priority is to ensure that current and new diagnostic tools and treatments for Alzheimer’s, once approved by the FDA, are accessible through Medicare to people across the country. You can access advocacy materials, press relsease, and learn how you can become involved.