DEMENTIA ASSISTANCE & ACTIVITIES PROGRAMS
FEATURED DEMENTIA ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Alzheimer's Show Exhibition
The Alzheimer's Show is an annual exhibition and conference held over two days providing the latest information, research, resources and support on Alzheimer's for family carers, professionals who work with those who have Alzheimer's such as physicians, nurses, social workers, researchers, home care workers and the general public. United Kingdom. Watch Video
Seniors with Alzheimer's and other dementia participate in a dementia assistance program by engaging in activities through the active night hours from 7pm-7am at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in
New York. Watch Video
Awards grants to organizations to start model dementia assistance and activities programs - adult day programs for seniors with Alzheimer's or other dementia.
New York, NY, USA.
Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care that specializes in providing assistance and activities for people with mild to severe memory loss such as Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.
Providing dementia assistance through adventure activities, travel and short breaks for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementia. In the United Kingdom.
Table Tennis Therapy
Ping Pong is an activity that can provide stimulation and dementia assistance and therapy for those Alzheimer's and other dementia.
Los Angeles, California. Watch Video
A 58,000 square foot dementia care housing community designed specifically for people who suffer from Alzheimer's and other dementias and uses a unique concept of three different neighborhoods for different levels of care (early, middle or late stages of dementia.) Dallas and HoustonTexas, USA.
The Dementia Dog Project builds therapy services for people with dementia and re introduces dogs back into lives. Trained therapy dogs help those with dementia maintain their daily routines and activities such as waking, sleeping, and also helping with reminders to take medication and navigating an unfamiliar situation. Scotland.
Pets 2 People
Individuals, organizations or corporate sponsors donate a stuffed animal known as a "memorable pet" to individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia and provide a form of pet therapy to those in a dementia care facility or nursing home. Available in the USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand through online ordering. Watch Video
Pet Therapy & Live in Pets Program
Dementia assistance through pet therapy for seniors offered at Silverado's Home Care, Assisted Living, or Hospice facilities. In Arizona, California, Illinois, Texas, Utah U.S.A. Watch Video
Dementia help through an emergency system that broadcasts regional or statewide alerts for missing people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Across the USA.
Helping Alzheimer's patients and others at risk for wandering by a transmitter that emits a tracking signal that allows a Project Lifesaver agency to find missing persons. Available through participating agencies across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Watch Video
A MedicAlert for people with dementia who wander or may become lost that can find them and bring them home safely. If a person with dementia is lost a 24/7 emergency hotline with medically trained specialists are available to supply police and emergency responders with the member's physical description, emergency contacts and critical health information.
An Alzheimer's home safety booklet to help Alzheimer's and other dementia caregivers to cope with challenges and develop solutions to increase the safety, security and freedom of a person with Alzheimer's. The booklet provides several helpful tips for how to prepare each room of a home to be more 'Alzheimer's friendly.' Available Online.
People with Dementia are given mobile handsets which can be clicked at anytime to record their thoughts in the form an audio diary entry. Diary entries are then automatically uploaded to the internet and the Dementia Diaries website. United Kingdom.
People with mild or moderate Alzheimer's or other dementia can (along with a family member, caregiver or friend) experience an educator led art museum tour.
San Diego, CA, USA.
Museum of Modern Art
An interactive art museum gallery program at the New York Museum of Modern Art offering art activities for people with dementia along with their family, care facility or dementia caregiver. New York, NY, USA. Watch Video
Art activitiy programs by the New York Museum of Modern Art are presented on location to help those with Alzheimer's and other dementia at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes, adult care centers, senior residential living, and other community locations.
New York, NY, USA.
Dementia and art. Individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementia express themselves through art therapy activities. Artwork is exhibited and used for Alzheimer's fundraising. Across the USA, and Internationally.
Dementia assistance to those with Alzheimer's disease, other dementia, and their dementia caregivers attend activities such as symphony concerts, engaging music therapy, and socialization. In Arizona, USA. Watch Video
Dementia assistance through art therapy activities for those with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease/related dementia. Phoenix, Arizona.
Those with memory loss, receive an outlet and assistance through the use of art therapy and activity of Mandala Art. In Lakewood, Ohio, USA. Watch Video
Those with dementia engage in artistic poetry. Each participant living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia is encouraged to engage in artistic creativity by listening to classic poetry, contributing to a communal poem and reading it out loud. Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin and Germany and Poland.
Artists for Alzheimer's
ARTZ Artists for Alzheimer's connects artists and cultural institutions to people living with dementia and their caregivers. Those with dementia can engage in creating art such as paintings, poems, and photographs and also be active members of the art community by attending art events.
Boston, New York, San Francisco, Sacramento, Stuttgart, Germany, London, England, Melbourne, Australia and Paris, France.
Dementia Arts Program
The Frye Art Museum's Here Now Dementia Arts Program offers art gallery tours and art classes designed for individuals with young-onset or early to mid-stage dementia and their caregivers.
Seattle, Washington, USA. Watch Video
The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care supports art and dementia with the support of research, the medical profession, and the creative arts. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Intergenerational art activities for those with Alzheimer's, seniors and youth, which support physical activity, encourage social interaction and creativity. Texas, USA.
Art Institute of Chicago
Art in the Moment is a dementia arts program designed to create opportunities for people who have dementia and cognitive disabilities to interact and engage in conversation. People with cognitive disabilities and their caregivers can participate in the Art in the Moment Program together.
Chicago, USA. Watch Video
People with dementia and their caregivers engage in close observation and discussion of artwork followed by art making inspired by the work discussed.
The program is conducted at museums, community centers and nursing homes in disadvantaged communities such as Harlem.
New York, USA.
Minds through Art
An intergenerational art program for people with dementia. Ohio, USA.
A dementia art program that uses artistic and cultural experiences to help people with living with dementia to express their thoughts and feelings. Memory prompts are used to stimulate and reminisce through paintings, sculpture, singing, drama and other activities. United Kingdom.
Arts 4 Dementia programs provide intergenerational art activities for people living with dementia and their carers such as Art and Design, Music and Dance, Poetry and Drama, Film and Photography, Singing, Gardens and Heritage.
Provides art opportunities for those with dementia by connecting artists, arts organizations and cultural institutions with promoters of creative arts for dementia. United Kingdom.
Re-Live is a professional arts organization allowing older people and those with dementia to create theatre and life story work.
The National Center for
Creative Aging's Creative Caregiving Guide is a guide for caregivers on how to incorporate creativity and the arts into caregiving for those with Alzheimer's disease and related neurocognitive disorders. Across the USA. Watch Video
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers those with dementia and their caregivers an accessible, dementia friendly, multi-sensory experience tour designed to spark conversation and reflection. To goal is to give those with dementia and other disabilities equal access to art education and history.
New York, USA
A six-hour caregiver training class that teaches Alzheimer's or other dementia caregivers how to effectively care for seniors with a memory disorder, dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Arizona. Watch Video
90-minute class for Alzheimer's or other dementia caregivers to learn how to effectively care for seniors with a memory disorder, dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
and Dementia Care
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program helps those with Alzheimer's and other Dementias and their families with medical, behavioral and social aspects of the disease. UCLA.
Los Angeles, Caifornia, USA. Watch Video
Class to help Alzheimer's or other dementia caregivers understand the importance of planning ahead legal, financial, and medical decisions for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.In Arizona.
Support group for male caregivers caring for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.
In Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.
Support For Caregivers Of Those With Dementia
Online support for Alzheimer's and other dementia caregivers and those who care for some with Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis or someone who has had a stroke.
An intergenerational weekend camp in the country for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Provides respite for Alzheimer's and other dementia caregivers and a healthy environment for those with Alzheimer's and other dementia.California, U.S.A.
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Alzheimer's and other dementia caregivers get assistance, training, tips and skills in free conference call workshops. California, U.S.A.
The center offers support for dementia caregivers in the form of educational resources along with spiritual comfort and emotional support so that caregivers can care for loved ones with dementia and themselves. Florida, USA.
InterAct Caregiver's Program
Dementia support resources and materials such as: games, exercises and activities that provide cognitive stimulation for those with dementia.
A planned holiday for those with dementia including full service dementia care in a natural countryside setting.The holiday also allows dementia caregivers a respite from caregiving duties. Scotland.
The 'I CAN! I WILL!' project by Alzheimer's Disease International collects hundreds of personal stories and ideas from persons living with dementia, dementia caregivers, medical professionals and Alzheimer's associations in a very unique and interactive online library.
Training and education for those professionals working with people with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Alzheimer's and other dementia caregivers who share their stories and in the process raise awareness and increase people's understanding of dementia. United Kingdom.
A national helpline in the UK supported by experienced Admiral Nurses who offer practical advice and emotional support those with dementia and their caregivers.
A telephone hotline in the United Kingdom that provides Alzheimer's and other dementia information, support, guidance and referrals.
Training courses for professionals - both managment and staff who work with those with Alzheimer's and other dementia in the
A dementia care training DVD providing first hand experience as discussed by and demonstrated by nurses and caregivers (care workers) in care homes. The program also helps dementia care homes to reach a "butterfly status" which is based on a person-centered standard of care for their facility. United Kingdom.
A dementia carer handbook put together by a group of international dementia experts. The caregiver handbook provides the carer and family members with information such as a basic education about what dementia is, how to cope with dementia, and training on how to manage dementia related behaviors.
A Memory Café or Alzheimer's Café provides a break or respite from the daily routine of coping with dementia and dementia related stresses and issues. Dementia caregivers and those with dementia can explore art, music, poetry and socialization with a chance to laugh and let go.
Across the USA and Europe.
Provides financial relief, emotional support and resources for family caregivers affected by dementia to help alleviate some of the emotional and financial burden that dementia places on families caring for their loved one. Riverside, California.
The largest trade show event in the UK for the care sector including, care business owners, care professionals, health care suppliers, care managers and others.
Dementia Dialogues is a free dementia training course to educate dementia caregivers and others in how to care for those with dementia. The Dementia Dialogues video series trains dementia caregivers with quick tips to provide quality care to persons living with dementia. South Carolina, USA.
A recorded memory program that sets up an interview session of an individual who has Alzheimer's or other dementias or memory loss which is then available to the family and archived into National Library of Congress. Across the U.S.A. Watch Video
A memory program that follows the memory-method approach" that involves elderly in Japan recalling memories and discussing memories among themselves.
An improvisational storytelling workshop for those with Alzheimer's and other dementia. This unique memory program shifts the pressure and emphasis away from memories and factual reminiscence, to opening and validating the imagination. Available Internationally. Watch Video
The Drum Workshop memory program assists those with Alzheimer's, dementia, or memory loss to develop mind fitness by playing the drums in an ensemble.
Group sessions to help sharpen and recall memory skills of older adults who are showing signs of memory loss or have been recently diagnosed with dementia. In Pennsylvania, USA.
A memory program that works with those with Alzheimer's and other dementia, dementia caregivers and families to provide free custom movies, digital frames, and photo albums that can be used to recall memory, or for keepsake. In Saint Paul, MN, USA.
Circle of Friends
Mental and physical fitness activity program for residents starting memory loss or mild cognitive impairment in senior independent and assisted living. Several states throughout the U.S.A.
Gives seniors in Florida memory loss prevention activities to handle the progression and challenges of potential dementia.
Memory exercises, mind fitness and physical movements to increase brain function and prevent possible memory loss. Across the United States and virtual on-line access internationally.
A multi-sensory treatment room with colored lights moving on the walls, soft music playing, a pleasant scent in the air and interactive stimuli to assist those with Alzheimer's and other dementia. In New York. Watch Video
Four-Week memory program offering memory training and mind fitness class for those having minor trouble remembering names, dates and other information but are otherwise in good mental and physical health. Phoenix, AZ.
Assists those with mild memory loss and/or families to recall memory and create a custom compact disk CD for the person with memory loss to include favorite familiar music. In Phoenix, AZ.
A holistic approach to memory loss prevention and a healthy lifestyle for seniors in assisted living that combined mental fitness, physical exercise, nutrition, and spiritual and creative thinking. Several states throughout the U.S.A.
Those with Alzheimer's and other dementia can sit and experience memory recall in a room decorated in a 1950's style with old-fashioned furniture, photographs, phones, and a typewriter In England.
Music & Memory
A memory program providing ipods as a form of music therapy. Elderly with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia can benefit from personalized music in their own homes or at nursing facilities. Across the U.S.A. Watch Video
SingFit is a program that incorporates singing, movement, trivia and reminiscence for a fully engaging mind/body workout.Los Angeles, California. Watch Video
Dementia activities available on a mobile bus to promote physical fitness and mental well-being for people living with dementia. So that dementia activities are accessible to those living with dementia no matter where they are located. United Kingdom.
A non-invasive, drug free dementia intervention, brain fitness program for those with Alzheimer's and other dementia that uses a mix of person-centered activities with individualized "pen and paper booklet" formatted cognitive exercises. USA, Canada,U.K. and Australia. Watch Video
The Sporting Memories Network creates opportunities and activities for those with dementia to reminisce by using sports icons, images and conversation.
A memory program that offers a free online brain power assessment and suggests activities and games to work on weaker or problem areas. Suggestions may include working on short-term memory, long-term memory, hand-eye coordination, names, and recognition.
Available Free Online.
Dakim brain fitness software is a memory program that offers a serious yet fun brain exercise workout to help prevent memory loss. The memory game program is available to senior living communities and for older adults living at home.
Memory games and mind fitness activities to help seniors and others to maintain a strong and healthy mind. BrainHQ brain games can also help those with memory loss or dementia to stay engaged and encourage an active mind. Available Online.
A personalized Internet based brain training program to enhance memory and attention and track changes in memory performance. Lumosity also provides performance tracking to gauge improvement.
Brain training games which aim to improve memory, deepen concentration and improve brain function.
Memory Bank is a memory aid resource available on DVD or download that uses archive film with familiar themes in order to connect the past to the present and bring memories back to those who are experiencing memory loss. The aim is to provide a reminiscence therapy tool for those with Alzheimer's, dementia and other memory disorders. York, United Kingdom.
RemPods are temporary reminiscence rooms, which recreate vintage room themes complete with old décor, technology such as radios, record players, phones and memorabilia. The aim is to turn any environment in therapeutic and calming reminiscence rooms for older adults who have memory loss, Alzheimer's or other dementia.
Provides dolls and stuffed animals for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Arkansas, USA. Watch Video.
Elderly and people with dementia are provided meaningful technology-based activities in a group setting such as active video gaming, GarageBand, and other apps in the hopes of strengthening memory recall.
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Companies educating at the workplace on the warning signs of Alzheimer's, promoting employee well-being and minimizing caregiver absenteeism. Across the U.S.A. Watch Video
A curriculum that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to communicate with individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. Across the U.S.A. Watch Video
Educating and training first responders in interacting with those with Alzheimer's and other dementia. Across the U.S.A.
Training program for first responders when approaching those with Alzheimer's and other dementia in an emergency situation. Across the U.S.A.
Training for managers and supervisors who oversee Alzheimer's & other dementia units. Across the U.S.A.
Alzheimer's prevention research: Finding ways to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's symptoms or to be able to prevent it as quickly as possible. In Phoenix, AZ.
Advocating for those with Alzheimer's and responding to Alzheimer's-related Medicare inquiries from local Alzheimer's Association chapters throughout the U.S.A.
Annual event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The Alzheimer's Association aims to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain.
Across the U.S.A.
Outreach programs and supportive services to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia in African-American, Black, Hispanic/Latino and Asian (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese) communities. Across the U.S.A.
Community library resource for patients, caregivers, family members and others to ncrease awareness and training on Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia-related disorders. In Phoenix, AZ.
Information center library and online access library for those with interested in dementia care and research. London England, online access available.
Disease Center Training Programs
A top US hospital provides educational presentations, training workshops and conferences to healthcare professionals and family caregivers. In Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Watch Video
A 90 minute dementia training education and awareness session by the Mayo Clinic for the general community in Minnesota, USA.
A national, privately funded library for Alzheimer's and other dementia resources with chapters across the United States and virtual on-line access internationally.
A group of individuals dedicated to advocating for those with Alzheimer's with the goal of ending Alzheimer's by 2020. Across the USA
An award to recognize organizations and individuals who have worked to improve the quality of life of people with dementia. Awards available Internationally.
Designation of National Distinction in Alzheimer's care and related dementias for nursing care and other senior living facilities. To set a national standard of excellence in Alzheimer's and related dementias' care and to advocate for better dementia care in the United States.
Online Lending Library
A free online lending library open to all. Dementia related materials are available through an online catalogue, which provides links to dementia-related resources in over 90 languages, including websites, videos, audio files and e-books. A resource center is also open to the public where materials are available.
Online Open to All
Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) on Campus is a division of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America that encourages and engages students at colleges and universities to engage in Alzheimer awareness raising activities and to get involved as future leaders of the Alzheimer's cause.
Across the USA.
Simulation training for Dementia caregivers so that they can better understand what it is like to have dementia and what those with Dementia go through on a daily basis. Across the USA.
Memory Screening Day
National Memory Screening Day provides a free, confidential memory screening test to individuals concerned about memory loss. The program is funded by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Across the USA.
Information explaining Alzheimer's and how to cope in different languages. Across the United Kingdom. Watch Video
Information on dementia in different languages and cultures to increase awareness and reduce the stigma attached with dementia.
Annual tea fundraising events for individuals, nursing homes or corporations to organize so that they can raise money for Dementia UK Programs.
Volunteers make life easier for people with Dementia by completing acts of kindness and helping with daily tasks. United Kingdom (UK)
and Related Disorders Society of India
Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India increases awareness of Alzheimer's and other dementias and provides dementia care, caregiver support, training, advocacy and research. Across India.
Culture Dementia UK supports and advocates for those with dementia and their carers among the African/Caribbean community in the
Alzheimer's Disease International is the global voice on dementia and works by empowering Alzheimer's associations around the world to help people with dementia and dementia caregivers. The organization also works internationally to increase awareness of dementia, reduce the stigma associated with dementia, and conducts research, training and advocates on behalf of those with dementia to effect government policies.
International. Watch Video
Increasing awareness that half of the people with Alzheimer's and other dementia don't know they have Alzheimer's and other dementia due to the fact that they are undiagnosed. In Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Dementia Challenge was initiated by Prime Minister David Cameron to increase dementia awareness, create dementia friendly communities, improve the lives of those living with dementia, and increase dementia research.
Alzheimer's and other dementia training for professionals and organizations on a variety of topics for all staff groups at all levels. Training is delivered through a team of specialist dementia experts and trainers. Alzheimer's Society. Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Alzheimer's Show is an annual exhibition and conference held over two days providing the latest information, research, resources and support on Alzheimer's for family carers, professionals who work with those who have Alzheimer's such as physicians, nurses, social workers, researchers, home care workers and the general public. United Kingdom.
Providing bus drivers in Britain with dementia sensitivity training so that they can better meet the needs of individuals with dementia who use public transportation. In certain areas of the United Kingdom.
The Dementia Action Alliance works with organizations, carers, family members and the community to increase awareness of dementia, and to improve the quality of life of those with dementia.
Resource Suite for Schools
A program that teaches dementia awareness to students in schools aiming to create a Dementia Friendly Generation.United KIngdom.
A Dementia Photo Contest to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementias.
Aims to increase Alzheimer's awareness to government leaders and health policymakers and reduce the burden of Alzheimer's disease at a global level. The initiative helps support global plans to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. International.
Initiative on Alzheimer's
The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's Disease is a partnership initiated by leading global corporations and involving non-profit and governmental organizations. The aim is prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025. International. Watch Video
Lecture Series and Ponder Program
The Brainy Boomers Lecture Series presents lectures by prominent aging related experts and the Ponder Program conducts Alzheimer's and other dementia research. The goal is to raise awareness and to provide the latest information on aging related issues and the prevention of neurodegenerative disorders associated with aging. Montreal, Canada.
Dementia Awareness and Training for leaders, family carers, GPs, nurses, pharmacists, and other health & social care professionals including psychosocial skills training, including cognitive remediation and multisensory stimulation therapy and ethical care decisions, and memory assessment training. Ireland.
An online dementia training video course designed for dementia carers and others who come into contact with people with dementia. The training highlights real stories and demonstrates coping strategies. Available Online. Watch Video
The first comprehensive Dementia awareness campaign and caregiving platform in Bangladesh.
Festival of Ideas
A full exploration of what Dementia means through Dementia classes, an ideas lab, participative events, a conference, surveys, online discussions and blogs.
A statewide registry of South Carolina residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. To provide a comprehensive database for dementia tracking, research, treatment and planning.South Carolina, USA. Watch Video
The Dementia Friendly Station program educates police and transportation staff on how to recognize individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia who are using or would like to use public trains and how to offer help.