RESOURCES

The Alzheimer's Association
Advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.

Agency on Aging
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging's primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Help with Aging Issues

My Life Directive Foundation
An online registry service providing medical and emergency contact information to healthcare services worldwide.

Full Circle of Care
Information, support, and connection to services for the aging and their caregivers

If You Like Books...

The Aging Parent Handbook by Virginia Schomp is full of practical resources that cover a wide range of needs.

Dying the Right Way: A System of Caregiving and Planning for Families by Janice Louise Long is also a practical guide for families.

Help with conversations

The Conversation Project
Online help for how to begin conversations about dying.

Aging With Dignity/ Five Wishes
Five Wishes helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It deals with all of a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual.

The Alzheimer's Association
Advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.

Agency on Aging
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging's primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

End of Life Care / Hospice

Hospice Foundation
Website for those coping personally or professionally with terminal illness, death and bereavement

National Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation
Includes information and resources on end-of-life care in addition to terminal illness and bereavement

Help with Grief

Seasons of Hope
Provides counseling and community education around grief, loss and transition.

Grief Share
A grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one.

GriefNet
Online groups for grief support.