Clear Thoughts Foundation (“CTF”) is singularly focused on its effort to raise money to fund the discovery of drugs to stop the effects of dementia and eventually end this terrible disease. Obviously, however, CTF recognizes the devastating effect that dementia has on the families impacted by this disease. Fortunately there are a number of wonderful resources available for care-givers and families impacted by dementia to turn to for education and support. CTF recommends the following outstanding resources for information concerning dementia:
The Mayo Clinic website provides a wealth of information regarding dementia in general, followed by more specific information on specific types of dementia.
This is the website for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, which promotes itself as the place to turn for accurate information, compassion and hope when lives are touched by frontotemporal degeneration. FTD, also called frontotemporal dementia or frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), is a disease process that causes a group of brain disorders characterized by changes in behavior and personality, language and/or motor skills, and a deterioration in a person’s ability to function.
This website is designed to direct you to other websites for specific information you are looking for about FTD and common issues related to FTD. It is the goal of this website to help you locate information and to assist you by reducing the amount of time searching for information about FTD.
The purpose of this forum is to provide a place for safe and secure communications for people who have been diagnosed with FTD and those who care for loved ones with FTD.
This is the website for the Alzheimer’s Association. Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s mission is to rapidly accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the Federal Government’s National Institutes of Health and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, conducts and supports research about health issues for older people, and is the primary Federal agency for Alzheimer’s disease research. This site includes information compiled by the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, which was created by Congress in 1990 to “compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer’s disease” for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public.
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and promoting scientific advances. The Association’s purposes are charitable, educational, and scientific.
SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
A great one-stop resource with Alzheimer’s statistics, symptoms, and how to help a dementia sufferer in an emergency situation.