Services in Michigan
Information, Referral & Assistance Services
Support Groups - Special dementia support groups are available in most counties in Michigan. Contact the Alzheimer's Association, Huntington's Disease Society or Parkinson's Foundation for more information about where and when support groups meet.
Education & Training - A directory of individuals and agencies in Michigan who provide dementia education and training programs for professionals and families. If you are looking for programs in your area, we suggest you contact one of the Information & Referral agencies above. However, you may view this directory for an idea of education and training providers.
MISeniors - Sponsored by the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, this site is the gateway to services available for seniors such as home care, counseling, legal assistance, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, financial and income support, health care, long-term care, nutrition, prevention, protective services, housing programs, services for the homebound, and transportation. [ Learn More ]
Lending Libraries - Special dementia libraries are available in most counties in Michigan. Contact the Alzheimer's Association, Huntington's Disease Society or Parkinson's Foundation for more information about resources available from the libraries and how to borrow them.
Prevalence Data / Support Groups / Lending Libraries - Find by country in Michigan.
Hospice Care for Persons with Dementia
Caring Sheets: Thoughts and Suggestions for Caring Practical "how to" information on a variety of topics to make caring for someone with dementia more pleasant for both of you. (Link to Lansing Community College / will open in new window)
Resources for Those Whose Loved One Is in a Nursing Home
The Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology with assistance from Family Caregivers at DMC West Nursing Home (Southfield, MI) has compiled a series of "Helping Handbooks" to help those whose loved one is in a nursing home. Click on the links below to view or to download a copy (PDF).
The following list provides resources on facts, figures, and statistics related to caregiving of persons with dementia. The Michigan Dementia Coalition provides these as useful and respected resources but does not verify data presented.
Family Caregiver Alliance - The Family Caregiver Alliance website offers a variety of resources and support for patients, caregivers and families of individuals with dementia and other related disorders.
(October 2008) Primary Care Dementia Network Physician Members
(June 2006) Michigan Survey of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia. View/download the PowerPoint presentation.
(July 2005) Legal Assistance Resources for Persons with Limited Financial Means - Compiled by the Michigan Dementia Coalition.
(Nov 2004) Respite Care Fact Sheet (PDF) What is respite care? What are the different types?
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