Additional State Publications and Resources
- Acute Hospitalization and Alzheimer's Disease - A Special Kind of Care: a publication for hospital staff. Additional copies are available at cost through ADEAR at 1-800-438-4380.
- Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer's Association provides outreach, advocacy, training and educational resources to families and professionals across the state. General information and assistance is available through a 24-hour toll-free Helpline (1-800-272-3900), web site and community-based support groups. For more information, contact the office nearest you:
Alzheimer's Association - Eastern NC Region
3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612
Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina Chapter
3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
- The Alzheimer’s Daily News: a free email news service that reports the latest developments and articles related to dementia, caregiving and aging. Receive the daily news by subscribing at www.alznews.org. Provide an email address and you will begin receiving the daily news each week day. Staying informed of current Alzheimer's research is a key empowerment tool that can aid the caregiver throughout his or her journey.
- Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc: Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc. is dedicated to providing education, support and services to patients, their families, health care professionals and the general public while raising public awareness and funding for research for a cause(s), treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The organization serves 51 of North Carolina's counties (from the Triangle to the coast). It provides information and assistance, family support and community education programs. Through support groups, Helpline and networking with other nonprofits and local, state and federal agencies, additional information and care is provided. For more information, contact Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc. at 1-800-228-8738 or 919-832-3732.
- The Alzheimer’s Store: Caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia is a loving and challenging endeavor. Much like the Alzheimer's journey itself, caring for a person with the disease presents unexpected challenges, testing one's patience, endurance and personal health. The goal of the Alzheimer's Store is to study the disease process and understand the challenges families are facing-- then find quality, affordable products that can ease the stress of caregiving, make life easier for the person with dementia and improve quality of life. For further assistance, contact The Alzheimer’s Store toll-free at 1-800-752-3238.
- Bathing without a Battle: Creating a Better Bathing Experience for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders: CD-ROM and video package teaches person-centered methods for making the bathing experience more enjoyable. Research has shown that the methods and principles displayed on this CD and video will make a positive difference in bathing for both people with dementia and their caregivers.
- Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center: The Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center is a state-sponsored facility (DHHS – Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities) with a specialized dementia program located in Black Mountain, NC. The Center provides services and supports to individuals and families affected by lifelong disabilities and Alzheimer’s disease. Based on a person and family- centered philosophy, the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center is recognized for its excellence in care and treatment. In addition to direct services, the Center provides family and community education in support of effective partnerships to build community capacity.
- Duke Aging Center Family Support Program: The Duke Family Support Program provides research support and expert consultation and technical assistance in state program and policy development and statewide implementation of evidence-based caregiver interventions and best practices. The goal is to ensure access to the most comprehensive, current and accurate information on dementia care research and best practices for caregiver support by providing a technical assistance clearinghouse and linkage to specialized consultation and resource development to enhance the quality, effectiveness and reach of state programs. The Duke Family Support Program has developed and distributed numerous educational products to assist both professionals and families with dementia care. This program gained national and international recognition for its work and evidence-based expertise. Its link to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Duke University makes the Duke Family Support Program a highly valuable asset to the residents of North Carolina. Visit the Duke Family Support Program web site for a list of additional services and educational resources or call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-672-4213. Caring for Adults with Memory Disorders: Family Reading and Resources"
- Hospitalization Happens: a publication to help people caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additional copies are available free of charge (limit 10 per order) through ADEAR at 1-800-438-4380 (bulk copies available at cost). Revised edition (2008).
- North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR): provides a list of long-term care facilities in the state, including adult care homes and nursing homes that have special care units or programs for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders.
- North Carolina Family Caregiver Support Program: For individuals with a high-risk for nursing home placement, funds can be used to target low and moderate income individuals and their caregivers who may be better served through home and community-based services. Through a variety of consumer-directed options, such consumers may select their own providers and direct how their services will be delivered. The types of available service depend on the county.
- North Carolina Long Term Care Ombudsman Program: Long Term Care Ombudsmen serve as advocates for residents in nursing homes and adult care homes (rest homes/assisted living) throughout North Carolina. Ombudsmen receive and investigate complaints made by or on behalf of long term care residents and work for their resolution. The Ombudsman Program is an advocacy program, not a regulatory agency.
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