Ten great resources for dementia and Alzheimer’s

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16 August 2012

Ten great resources for dementia and Alzheimer’s

In July 2012, Healthline.com published the 25 Best Alzheimer’s Blogs of 2012; here are ten of our favourites (in no particular order).

1. Alzheimer’s Reading Room

The Alzheimer’s Reading Room is a comprehensive site which offers everything you need to know about the challenge of caring, learning about your loved one’s condition, and taking care of yourself.


2. Alzheimer’s Front Row

Alzheimer’s Front Row is a tribute the “front row” carers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. It’s a  great resource for carers and health care professionals alike.


3. Caregiving With Purpose

Filled with tips and information, Caregiving With Purpose helps highlight the importance of self-care when caring.  It also covers important topic such as such as nutrition and hospice care.


4. About.com’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Blog

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Blog from About.com offers articles, research, and tips for making the most of your time with a loved one who suffers from any form of dementia.


5. Sharing My Life With Lewy Body Dementia

The touching and poignant first-hand experiences of a wife caring for her husband.


6. Apple Penny Hope

Learn more from Jenny – a remarkable woman caring for three elderly relatives. Jenny’s passion and dedication to caring for her relatives is evident, as she strives to find the energy and devotion necessary to stay sane, healthy, and committed.


7. “Had a Dad” Alzheimer’s Blog

The award-winning “Had a Dad” Alzheimer’s Blog is a wonderful pit-stop for any caregiver needing a breath of fresh air.


8. FTD/Dementia Support Group

In his struggle to adapt to life with his condition, Harold gave the rest of the dementia community a wonderful gift: this support group and poignant blog.


9. Alz.org|Blog

Alz.org|Blog, the blog  of The Alzheimer’s Association (USA) is an excellent resource for carers and for people living with the condition.  It’s also a great source of information for the health care community.


10. Living With Alzheimer’s

Joe is funny and is Living With Alzheimer’s.  His blog is inspiring, witty and laid back – characteristics which he shows in abundance in his approach to dementia.


You can see the full list at http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/best-alzheimers-dementia-blogs

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