- Project C.A.R.E (dementia specific - Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty)
- Respite Grant
- Family Caregiver Support
- Frankie Mae Foundation
- Benefit finder
FTD Disorders (Primary progressive aphasia, corticobasal syndrome, PSP, frontotemporal dementia)
Help Paying for Medication
Supports caregivers through services such as assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Project CARE
A coordinated delivery system that responds to the needs, values, and preferences of individuals that are caregivers for a loved one with any form of dementia.
Educational resource that provides information about being a caregiver for someone with dementia. They also provide resources to hear from others in your community through live chat webinars.
Non-profit organization that provides resources, peer support, and education to all family caregivers. Their goals are to reduce caregiver stress, assist in advancing caregiver support, create capable caregivers, and to be resourceful.
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
Created by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, this institutes mission is to promote the health, strength, and resilience of an individual throughout their journey as a caregiver.
City of Charlotte: Project Lifesaver
Project Lifesaver is a free service provided through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. This program is a rapid response program that allows the police to locate individuals that are at a high risk for wandering away from their caregiver or becoming lost through the use of a bracelet.
NC Secretary of State: Health Care Directives
Registry designed by the NC Secretary of State which allows you to file your advance health care directives for easier access when needed.
Hire in-home care and find senior living options that work best for you in your desired area.
The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.
The Assistance Fund (TAF) is an independent charitable patient assistance organization that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other health-related expenses.
The Alzheimer's Association provides care and support to all those effected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia throughout the world. They provide support groups, educational sessions, a 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900), and online educational resources.
National Institute on Aging/Health
The NIA is the leading research institute for aging and the health of older adults. Their goal is to understand the nature of aging in order to prolong a healthy, active lifestyle.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America provides a 24/7 helpline that can be reached through phone (866.232.8484) or by text message (646.586.5283) and is available in 90 different languages. The AFA also provides educational materials, dementia care training for medical professionals, and a free quarterly magazine for caregivers.
The Women's Alzheimer's Movement is designed to determine why Alzheimer's is more common for women and to provide women and their families with information and tools to help prevent the disease.
Parkinson Voice Project is a nonprofit organization that strives to preserve the speech and communication of individuals with Parkinson’s and related neurological disorders through continuous speech therapy, follow-up support, research, education, and community awareness.
Lewy Body Dementia Association
A nonprofit organization that provides information and support to individuals with Lewy Body Dementia as well as their families and caregivers.
A database that allows you access to 412,259 private and public research studies throughout the United States and 220 other countries.
American Parkinson Disease Association
The American Parkinson Disease Association provides access to referral centers that respond to particular needs of those affected by Parkinson's and their caregivers.
Provides resources to learn more about dementia, financial assistance, and connect with caregivers.
Learn about what to expect in each stage of dementia and the steps you can take to make the journey easier.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Aging and Adult Services
Through a community based system of services, benefits, protections, and opportunities, the NC DHHS works to promote independence and enhance dignity of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their families.
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
The Parkinson Association of the Carolinas provides resources and expert advice in order to support, educate, and empower those affected by Parkinson's. Their goal is to support those throughout the Carolina's so that they are able to remain independent and active until there is a cure.
Alzheimer's Association: Western Carolina Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association provides care and support to all those effected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia throughout the world. The Western Carolina Chapter serves 49 central and western counties in NC.
Council on Aging in Union County
Provide services and resources to older adults of Union County that help them to live independently.
Cabarrus County Adult and Aging Services
Adult and Aging services provides resources and support to those in Cabarrus County that are over the age of 60 or disabled.
Mecklenburg County Services for Adults
Provides financial, food, medical, transportation, support, and adult abuse information for adults in the Mecklenburg County area.
Much Abides: A Survival Guide for Aging Lives
By Charles H Edwards II, MD
This book is intended to be a survival guide for aging lives, a welcome marker that appears when you think you have lost the trail.
A portion of the proceeds from each sale of Much Abides supports Memory & Movement Charlotte.
The 36 Hour Day
By Nancy Mace
The 36 Hour Day address challenges of families and caregivers when caring for someone with Alzheimer's and how to cope with their needs and emotions.
The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching: Compassionate Caring for Your Loved Ones and Yourself
By Nancy Martin and William Martin
Through wisdom of Tao Te Ching and Mr and Mrs. Martin's professional knowledge, this book provides knowledge to make the path of being a caregiver easier. Caregivers can often feel overwhelmed and alone. This book will help relieve those feelings and provide guidance in a difficult time.
Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age
By Sanjay Gupta, MD
Keep your brain young, healthy and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline.
The Athlete’s Way: Training Your Mind and Body to Experience the Joy of Exercise
By Christopher Bergland
Ultramarathoner Chris Bergland reveals the science behind the proverbial runner’s high and shows how exercising not only trains the brain to crave more exercise – it will help you be happier, smarter, and more well-adjusted.
Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers
By Jolene Brackey
Jolene Brackey shares her vision to look beyond the difficult parts of Alzheimer's and create and remember the joyous moments.
Complete Guide to Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home
By Mark Warner, Ellen Warner
Mark and Ellen Warner's book is split into two sections. The first section discusses how to make the inside and outside of your home safe and secure for someone with Alzheimers. The section section discusses issues that can arise with Alzheimer's and how to deal with those issues.
Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being
By Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD and Deepak Chopra, MD
A manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way, Super Brain shows you how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth.
Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life
By Michael Merzenich, PhD
Dr. Merzenich – a world authority on brain plasticity – explains how the brain rewires itself across the lifespan, and how you can take control of that process to improve your life.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
By Daniel Amen, MD
Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes effective “brain prescriptions” that can help heal your brain and change your life.
Learning to Speak Alzheimer's
By Joanne Koenig Coste
Learning to Speak Alzheimer's provides practical tips to improve the well-being of both the patient and the caregiver by enhancing communication.
The Validation Breakthrough
By Naomi Feil, MSW, ACSW and Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, RN, MBA
Validation is a practical way of communicating with and managing problem behavior in older adults with Alzheimer’s-type dementia.
The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care
By Virginia Bell, MSW and David Troxel, MPH
Successfully implement this relationship-centered approach to dementia care that builds on the essentials of friendship – respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor.
The Dementia Field Guide
By Cloud Q Conrad
Self-paced manual that provides knowledge, skill, and emotional support for caregivers as they navigate through their journey as a caregiver. Includes text, diagrams, worksheets, and self-assessments.
I Was Thinking
By Diana Waugh, RN, BSN
A workbook that helps people better communicate with their loved ones suffering cognitive loss.
The Remember Balloons
By Jessie Oliveros and Dana Wulfekotte
This tender, sensitive, children’s picture book gently explains the memory loss associated with aging and diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
MedicAlert provides you with a medical ID, 24/7 emergency response service, online emergency health record, and emergency contact notification.
Comfort and safety products available for purchase that are specifically designed for dementia, stroke and other memory related conditions.
Free, online yoga courses for Parkinson's and other conditions
Lifeline - Self Service Enrollment
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members may be eligible to receive the Philips Lifeline medical alert service for free or reduced cost. Check eligibility at the link above.