Where to find more information about Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Association Western and Central Washington State Chapter — Free support groups for family caregivers and individuals who have memory loss; educational seminars, broad range of advice on latest research, legal/financial issues, coping, etc. 800-848-7097.
Alzheimer's Society of Washington — Seminars, early-memory loss program, support groups, lending library and memory screenings. 360-671-3316 or 800-493-3959.
National Alzheimer's Association — 24-hour support line: 1-800-272-3900.
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center — 1-800-438-4380
Family Caregiver Alliance — 800-445-8106.
LOCAL RESEARCH CENTERS
University of Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center — 206-764-2069 or 800-317-5382
"The 36-Hour Day" — Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins.
"The Forgetting. Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic" — David Shenk.
"Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story" — Charles P. Pierce.
"Taking Care of Aging Family Members" — Wendy Lustbader and Nancy Hooyman.
"Speaking Our Minds: Personal Reflections From Individuals With Alzheimer's" — Lisa Snyder.
"Talking With Children and Teens About Alzheimer's Disease: A Question and Answer Guidebook for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers" — J.M. McCrea.
"Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook" — Howard Gruetzner.
"Living in the Labyrinth, A Personal Journey Through the Maze of Alzheimer's" — Diana Friel McGowin.
"Catch a Falling Star: Living With Alzheimer's " — Betty Baker Spohr with Jean Valens Bullard.
"Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter" — Award-winning documentary from daughter's perspective about her mother who has Alzheimer's.
"Someone I Love Has Alzheimer's Disease" — For children ages 7-15.
"Alzheimer's Disease: Inside Looking Out" — From the perspective of those living with memory loss.
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