Dementia Resources

Although Alzheimer's Disease represents 60-80% of dementia diagnoses, there are several other forms of dementia, including Vascular, Lewy Body, and forms that occur in association with conditions such as Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease. To learn more about types of dementia, click here to visit the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center through the National Institute on Aging.

Georgia Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias (GARD) State Plan Publications & Products

GARD Outreach & Partnerships workgroup developed a flyer to promote brain health and the early detection of dementia. This resource can be used by faith communities, senior centers, or other groups. You can view that flyer by clicking here.

GARD Workforce Development workgroup developed the Competency Guide for Dementia Care: Direct Careworker Workforce Development. This competency guide aims to help educators and employers of direct careworkers choose high-quality DCW education and identify strategies to improve work environment in ways that support both learning and quality of care.

If you have questions or want to provide feedback on these publications, please contact the GARD Coordinator Victoria Helmly victoria.helmly@dhs.ga.gov. You can learn about State Plan projects by clicking here.

The following organizations provide services, support, and information to people whose lives have been touched by dementia.

Georgia Resources

National Non-profits and Georgia Chapters

Other State-Specific Resources

Dementia Education & Training Resources

Other state resources

High-quality dementia curricula

CMS resources

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). n.d. Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes

Care partner resources

Family Caregiver Alliance. (2016) Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors. National Center on Caregiving

Recommended reading for increasing awareness/knowledge

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