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Affiliations, Partnerships & Friends

Affiliations, Partnerships & Friends
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION:
http://www.alz.org/
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Association’ mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA), NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH):
http://www.nia.nih.gov/
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for coordinating and supporting medical research. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of these 27 NIH Institutes and leads a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process; the prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities; and the promotion of a better quality of life for all older Americans.

AFAR (American Foundation for Aging Research)
http://www.agingresearchfoundation.org
The American Foundation for Aging Research (AFAR) promotes the health and welfare of the mature individual by encouraging and promoting scientific research on the biological aspects of aging and by providing educational opportunities in this field. AFAR supports education and research in aging through fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students.

GERIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
http://www.GMHFonline.org
The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation was established by the American
Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to raise awareness of psychiatric and
mental health disorders affecting the elderly, eliminate the stigma of
mental illness and treatment, promote healthy aging strategies, and increase
access to quality mental health care for the elderly. Visit the GMHF website
for mental health information for older adults and their families, to find a
geriatric psychiatrist, for news of Foundation programs and events, and much
more.

LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS:
http://www.lulac.org
LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.

AGIS (Assist Guide Information Services):
http://www.agis.com/
Provides free information, tools, and access to local providers for
caregivers and families. Includes expert advice columns, checklists,
community search and services to help families dealing with eldercare
and caregiving.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF NURSING:
http://nursing.umaryland.edu/
The University of Maryland School of Nursing is one of the most
respected and highly acclaimed schools of nursing in the nation and is
consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 schools of nursing by U.S.
News & World Report.

SHARE THE CARE
http://www.sharethecare.org
Share the Care is a grassroots group caregiving model that teaches friends, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances how to create and operate a “caregiving family” to support someone they know through good times and tough times. The web site provides excerpts, stories and pictures, resources, links to purchase, and all the forms in the book, as well as e-mail and telephone support for caregivers.

STRENGTH FOR CARING:
http://www.strengthforcaring.com/
Strength for Caring is an online resource and community for family caregivers. Strength for Caring helps family caregivers take care of their loved ones and themselves. Strength for Caring is part of The Caregiver Initiative, created by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.  We are proud to work with Caregiving organizations across America already helping this wonderful population.

GREAT PLACES INC:
http://www.greatplacesinc.com
Strength built www.greatplacesinc.com to deliver powerful, current information straight to the computer screens of the Baby Boom generation, who are now essential participants in the housing and care decisions their aging parents are facing. www.greatplacesinc.com offers a senior housing and care directory loaded with photos, lists of services and amenities and video interviews with residents and customers. It’s also got a Life Transitions Toolkit packed with field manuals of advice and counsel especially for Boomers, and a rapid-fire daily Blog that’s jammed with senior news, medical breakthroughs and humorous tidbits. Visit www.greatplacesinc.comoften: it’s the single best resource for Baby Boomers and their parents about the vibrant world of senior housing alternatives and senior lifestyles.

FISHER CENTER FOUNDATION:
http://www.alzinfo.org
Since 1995, the Fisher Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been providing hope and help to the public by funding research into the cause, care, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease and creating much needed educational programs. We are one of the world’s largest research team leading the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Our team of internationally renowned scientists, under the direction of Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard, has been at the forefront of research that has provided a conceptual framework for modern-day investigations into Alzheimer’s disease. Of every dollar we raise, 94 cents goes directly to research programs. Oprah’s O Magazine lists us as the top charity to give to for Alzheimer’s. For more information or to make a donation, go to www.alzinfo.org. Also, we now have a free social network available online for those in the Alzheimer’s Community, its: www.ALZTalk.org

ACCREDITED NURSING:
http://www.accreditednursing.net
Accredited Nursing Registry and Home Health consists of professional personnel as well as local and national licensed nurses, with years of experience who aim to provide excellent continuity of care.

GRAY TIMES: Minnesota senior housing and services
http://www.graytimes.com
Features a comprehensive directory of senior housing and other services, with more than 5,000 listings of Minnesota senior care providers, along with articles and resources relating to the topic of aging in Minnesota.