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Helpful Resources

Having supported seniors for over 20 years, we have found helpful resources and websites related to senior living and care. We hope these are just as helpful for your needs.

Note: Ecumenical’s suggestion of these sites in no way constitutes an endorsement of products or services listed on the site.

Senior-related conditions

American Cancer Society – The American Cancer Society is dedicated to helping persons who face cancer and s research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

National Stroke Association – The National Stroke Association website is committed to providing, information and support for individuals living with strokes as well as helping prevent future strokes.

Alzheimer's Association – The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes – A National Institute of health website designed to provide information and research updates on neurological disorders and strokes.

Lewy Body Association – The Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Association website helps many people successfully find information, resources, and most importantly, connections with others affected by LBD.

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation – The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) supports people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs, support services and by funding scientific research.

The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias – The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (Pick’s Disease, progressive aphasia, etc) is the leading organization for accurate information, compassion and hope when lives are touched by frontotemporal dementias.

Aging, caregivers and retirement living information

AARP’s Caregiver Resource Center – The AARP’s website provides guidance for Boomers who are caring for older adults with information on legal and money matters, providing care, senior housing, caring for yourself, insurance, end-of-life plans, plus a long-term care calculator and national caregiver network.

New York Time’s New Old Age Blog – New York Time’s contributors share their experiences with caring for aging parents and explore this unprecedented intergenerational challenge.

Country Meadows Retirement Communities Blog – With their over 40 years experience in supporting seniors, this blog offers insights into navigating senior living options, resources for caregivers and advice on finding the right care for your family.

Family Caregiver Alliance – The Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers. Their pioneering programs of information, education, services, research, and advocacy, support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones.

Memory-loss support and education

Validation Training Institute, Inc. – Validation® Training Institute, Inc. is an educational resource for learning about the Validation® Method and how to communicate successfully with those with memory loss.

Penn State University Hershey Memory and Cognitive Disorders Clinic – The home of the Leader Family Memory and Cognitive Disorders Clinic evaluates and treats people with disorders of cognition and provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation of people with concerns about their memory and thinking in an expert and caring atmosphere.

Mayo Clinic – Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. The site has a wealth of information on Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center – The Alzheimer's disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

The Einstein Aging Study – The Einstein Aging Study is a famous longitudinal aging study ongoing since 1980 that has focused on brain changes in healthy and Alzheimer affected brains.

Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (BLSOA) – America's longest-running scientific study of human aging, begun in 1958, BLSA scientists are learning what happens as people age and how to sort out changes due to aging from those due to disease or other causes.

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