ATrain Education

 

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, 6 units

Module 13

Resources and References

Resources

Brain Initiative, The

The BRAIN Initiative aims to accelerate the development and application of new technologies to produce dynamic pictures of the brain that show how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact at the speed of thought. These technologies will open new doors to explore how the brain encodes, stores, and retrieves vast quantities of information, and shed light on the complex links between brain function and behavior.

http://braininitiative.nih.gov/

CJE Senior Life

CJE Senior Life provides caregivers with educational materials and resources that are applicable to many different caregiving situations. They address the risk of caregiver burnout by sharing expertise in dealing with the older adult population.

www.cje.net/

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

FCA provides information, education, services, research, and advocacy for families caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. They provide caregiving tips in person and online, with resources listed by state.

www.caregiver.org

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners/
International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is open to all healthcare professionals, front line staff and First Responders who qualify for CDP® certification and are interested in learning comprehensive dementia education, who value dementia education training, who are committed to ending abuse and neglect, and who value Certified Dementia Practitioner® CDP® certification.

www.nccdp.org

Nuffield Council on Bioethics

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. It was established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, and since 1994 it has been funded jointly by the Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Medical Research Council. Their comprehensive report Dementia: Ethical Issues is a must-read for healthcare and family caregivers.

http://nuffieldbioethics.org/project/dementia/

Share the Caregiving

Share the Caregiving is dedicated to educating the caregiving communities about the effectiveness of the Share the Care model. Share the Care encourages ordinary people to pool their efforts to help ease the burden on family caregivers and help those without family nearby.

http://sharethecare.org/

Strength for Caring (SFC)

SFC is a comprehensive website designed to provide family caregivers with a broad range of expert content and information, an emerging online community, daily inspiration, and much needed support.

http://www.strengthforcaring.com/

Today’s Caregiver

Caregiver Media Group provides information, support, and guidance for family and professional caregivers. It publishes Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, presents Fearless Caregiver conferences, and offers a website that includes newsletters, online discussion lists, articles from Today’s Caregiver, chat rooms, and an online store.

http://caregiver.com/

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