Other resources for the person with dementia
Whether you are newly diagnosed or in a later stage of dementia, the Alzheimer Society has resources available to you as well as a range of informative brochures and publications. For programs and services near you, contact your local Alzheimer Society.
In addition, below are some resources from other organizations you may find helpful.
Alzheimer's Disease International I Can! I Will! Idea Library.
DASN International (Dementia Advocacy and Support Network)
A worldwide organization by and for those diagnosed with dementia, working together to improve quality of life
DASN (Dementia Advocacy and Support Network)
A dementia patient and supporters non-profit organization working to improve the lives of all people with dementia of any kind. This online community is the "workplace" of DASN International, with a message board, an e-mail list and a chat room.
DementiaGuide.ca is a website to help people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers recognize, understand, record and monitor their symptoms through an interactive tool. For more information on this tool including subscriber cost, please visit the site.
Dementia Alliance International
Dementia Alliance International is a non-profit group of people with dementia that seek to represent, support, and educate others living with the disease.
By Us For Us © Guides (also available in print - contact MAREP to order)
A series of guides created by people with dementia for people with dementia and caregivers:
"How To" Health Guide
The "How To" Health Guide was developed by the Health Charities Coalition of Canada to assist patients, caregivers, friends and families in navigating the Canadian health care system.
Bryden, Christine. Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-84310-332-X, www.jkp.com.
Harris, Phyllis Braudy (ed.). The Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Pathways to Understanding the Experience. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8018-6877-7, www.press.jhu.edu.
Last Updated: 09/11/12