Knowing how best to help a family member, friend, colleague, or employee with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be difficult, especially if it is your first experience with the disease. Below you can find a list of resources that include information about what Alzheimer’s Disease is, signs and symptoms, support groups, tests and diagnosis, research, and how to find a neurologist in your area. In addition to that, you can also find a video example of how a supervisor might approach talking to an employee who they suspect might be experiencing cognitive decline and a guide for employers.
UNDERSTANDING COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
a video from the State Bar of New Mexico demonstrating ways of intervening with a cognitively impaired colleague
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S?
article provided by Healthline.com
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA ARE DIFFERENT
a take on the topic from the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Blog
information about dementia and Alzheimer’s, financial-medical-familial resources, support groups listings by area, research, etc.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
information about the disease, caregiving events, and resources
WebMD page on Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Forms of Dementia
information on signs and symptoms, diagnosis and tests, treatment and care, links to find neurologists, & other resources
Mayo Clinic’s Dementia Information
symptoms, causes, risk factors, tests and diagnosis, treatments, and support resources; also features “Expert Answers” and “Expert Blog” sections