Resources for Individuals and Families

The Community Resource Finder is a collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association and AARP. It is a comprehensive online tool to help individuals and families across the nation find dementia-related programs and services in their local community. It is free to use and searchable by zip code.

This downloadable, 16-page Michigan Resource Guide for Families is based on the 2019-2022 Roadmap for Creating a Dementia Capable Michigan. It is designed for individuals and families to:

• Provide basic information about dementia, brain health, and ongoing research in Michigan.

• Help people learn about and connect with services and supports in Michigan.

• Empower people to live their best lives, even with dementia.

The website provides 4 free downloadable booklets to help family members understand what they can and cannot do if they become one of the common types of “fiduciaries” in charge of taking care of a loved one’s finances.

Michigan’s Guide for Aging Drivers and Their Families can help people living with dementia and their families figure out how to prolong their independence while encouraging safe driving.

Planning for Your Peace of Mind provides general information to help Michigan residents organize their personal records and plan for future health care and estate matters. It includes forms for Michigan's Statutory Will and Designation of Patient Advocate.

The AARP Home Fit Guide describes simple steps individuals and families can take in their homes to decrease the risk of falls, such as removing rugs, decluttering the floor to prevent tripping, and maintaining optimal lighting.

Rethinking Dementia is now housed within Grand Valley State University's School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration. It maintains an ONLINE RESOURCE GUIDE to connect people with dementia-related services and programs in West Michigan.

Provides links to reports and other materials produced by the Global Council on Brain Health, a collaborative dedicated to improving people’s understanding of steps they can take to help maintain brain health throughout their lives.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program (AD+HAP) is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. It develops evidence-based, scientific information to educate, inform, and assist in bringing its research into public health practice.

Alzheimer's Association

This comprehensive report, published annually, is a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia.