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Aging Matters | Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia explores the impact these diseases are having on individuals, families and communities by weaving together the personal stories of those who are living with dementia, their care partners and commentary from leading experts in dementia. The program reveals the myths and stigmas that have hindered better living and better caring and examines the heavy burden of the costs associated with the disease, whether financial, physical or psychological by laying the foundation for a better understanding of the disease process, ways to care for those with dementia and the support systems families need in order to provide that care.

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Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia | Aging Matters

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Explores the impact these diseases are having on individuals, families and communities.

The Experts

Alzheimer's and Dementia: Additional Resources

Tennessee Resources

Alz Association- Nashville
http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimer’s TN
http://www.alztennessee.org/

Mental Health America of Middle TN
www.mhamt.org

Sunny Day Club
http://www.bumc.net/brentwood/connect/caring-ministries/group-support/#sunny

Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Clinic
https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/vmac/

The Veranda
http://www.theverandaministries.org/

National resources

Dementia Action Alliance
www.daanow.org

Dementia Mentors
https://www.dementiamentors.org/

Teepa Snow, A Positive Approach™
http://teepasnow.com/

Hearthstone Institute
http://www.thehearth.org/

Alzheimer’s Speaks
https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/

Alzheimer’s Reading Room
http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/

Dementia Aware Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/250325295027020/