News You Can Use: Tips and Tools for Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers

Web resources that can help you make better decisions about Alzheimer's.

March 18, 2008— -- Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's

What preventative measures can you take to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's? The Alzheimer's Association highlights simple lifestyle modifications that can maintain the health of your brain and lower your risk. Click HERE.

What can you do to improve your memory and learning? Is there a way to keep your aging brain healthy? Click HERE for helpful tips and articles.

Interactive Tour: Understanding Your Brain

This interactive tour shows you how your brain works and how Alzheimer's disease affects the way it functions. Click HERE to start the tour.

Finding Local Support and Care

What type of care does an Alzheimer's patient need? Input your details into this interactive tool which will give a personalized list of recommended options and questions to ask when screening a care provider. Click HERE to use this tool.

Sometimes an Alzheimer's patient may require more care than can be provided at home. This Senior Housing Finder may help you find licensed residential care facilities in your area. Click HERE to find your local facility.

Are you looking for support groups in your community? Click HERE to find the local offices of the Alzheimer's Association.

For Alzheimer's Caregivers

There is no one way to care for someone with Alzheimer's. Click HERE to get a free copy of "Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers" — a guide written by former Arkansas Razorbacks football coach Frank Broyles.

HERE are resources to plan ahead, find support and coordinate care for an Alzheimer's patient.

Help Raise Awareness About Alzheimer's

Do you want to champion the Alzheimer's cause by spreading awareness? Click HERE for ways you can help raise awareness and concern about this disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have begun a Healthy Brain Initiative. Click HERE to read about its various efforts and activities.