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Caregiving Resources
USA.gov provides the tools to find Doctors, Hospitals, and Health Care Facilities; Long-Term Care; and Clinical Trials.

Caring for My Parents
Caring for My Parents is maintained by David Fitch, Elder Law Attorney & Pastor. Topics include Caregiver Resources, Ill Spouse Resources, and Well Spouse Resources. Information can also be provided by following Caring for My Parents on Facebook.

Cochrane Summaries
Cochrane Summaries provides plain language summaries of evidence based systematic reviews of health care and policy.

Enhancing Daily Life
The Alzheimer’s Association provides information on enhancing daily living with topics such Daily Care Plan, Activities, Communication and Alzheimer's, Food & Eating, and Art and Music.

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus provides easy-to-understand and up-to-date information about Health Topics, Drugs & Supplements, and Videos & Tools.

National Caregivers Library
The National Caregivers Library was created by FamilyCare America Inc. and provides caregivers and seniors with free information and access to resources in their area. Topics include Caregiving Basics, Caring for Yourself, Care Facilities, Checklists & Forms, Disabilities, Diseases, Emotional Issues, Employer Resources, and End-of-Life Issues.

Caregiver Action Network (CAN)
CAN provides support and resources to caregivers. Topics include Get started here! Click one of the caregiving situations below, Instructional Videos, and Caregiving Help Now.

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Memory and Cognition Issues

Alzheimers.gov
Alzheimers.gov is a website developed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and is available in both English and Spanish. Topics include Get answers about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and caregiving; Join a clinical trial; Stay up to date with research news; and Find resources for healthcare professionals.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)
The AFA provides Caregiving Resources, Education and Resource Center, 10 Steps for Health Aging, Professional Training and Education, and National Memory Screening Program.

For Elders with Dementia, Musical Awakenings
National Public Radio provides a video showing how a nursing home patient responds to music.

Art, Music, and Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer’s Association provides tips on how to use music and art to encourage self-expression in people with dementia.

Timeslips
Timeslips was created by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Center on Aging and Community. Originally designed for individuals with cognitive disabilities, such as dementia, Timeslips can now be used by anyone to read, write, and share stories with loved ones.

Man in Nursing Home 'Awakens' When Listening to Music From His Past
Time Newsfeed provides a videoclip by Aylin Zafar depicting a nursing home resident respond to music, April 11, 2012.

Alzheimer's Patients Turn to Stories Instead of Memories
In the National Public Radio Health Blog, Joanne Silberner reports about the success of TimeSlips and storytelling in patients who may not be able to remember events in their own lives but are able to make up stories when shown photos.

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