Virginia Tech University’s Center for Gerontology in Blackburg, VA has prepared and made available valuable information on MCI that can help you recognize signs and symptoms offering suggestions on what to do in case of a diagnosis. This pdf file relates the experience of those affected by the disease as well as those of their family and friends, offering strategies and providing support and encouragement. The National Institute on Aging at the NIH website, provides information on forgetfulness so that you can you can decide whether to ask for help as well as a booklet titled Understanding Memory Loss to help you differentiate between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems. Click here to access the booklet.
The NIA web page also offers Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines. You can also order free publications on subjects of interest to the aging population, that can be shipped to any U.S. address.
Making the decision to move a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia into a memory care facility can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right facility is even harder. Luckily, the team at MemoryCare.com have created a site outlining the general regulations and fees for Memory Care in Oregon to help patients and caregivers make more informed decisions. They also compiled a list of the best care facilities in Portland, factoring in location-based resources, availability of certified experts in memory care/gerontology, safety features, amenities, and much more, and read over 135 reviews from residents and loved ones so if you or someone you love is seeking memory care but you don’t have the time to research the very best facilities, look no further than Portland Memory Care Facilities on MemoryCare.com!
Multnomah County Caregiver Resources
This web page provides details regarding FREE Caregiver Trainings, Support Groups, and Caregiver Resources.
Oregon Alliance of Clinical Researchers (OACR) consists of numerous clinical research facilities throughout Oregon, including Center for Cognitive Health. The goal of this alliance is to educate and reduce stigmas surrounding clinical research. Click Here for OACR Website
Tuck promotes sleep health awareness and wellness. You can visit their website here , or use the following links to access information on sleep related topics specific to seniors’ sleep needs:
Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. Assistive technologies can help seniors maintain their independence and quality of life. Caring.com has created a free resource that provides a full review of the best companies offering these technologies and an in-depth guide to help seniors and their family pick the one that best fit their needs, lifestyle and medical needs.
The following links may be helpful for guidance regarding paying for senior care.
Check out the Caring.com full website here.
Oregon Care Partners offers in-person and online classes for caregivers and family members living or working in the state of Oregon.
Classes are designed to provide consistent, standardized, evidence-based caregiver training to help caregivers understand how to best manage the care, services, and support for the people they care for.
To see available classes click here.
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